[Sust-mar] politics, culture & justice

The Review editor at policyreview.ca
Mon Dec 1 08:34:58 EST 2008

politics, culture & justice

The December issue of The Nova Scotia Policy Review reports on the lack of regulation, standards and choice in residential care for people with disabilities. It also provides a county-by-county evaluation of education outcomes for Aboriginal students, offering a more positive view of the "education gap." The Youth Criminal Justice Act is appraised in the context of the campaign to "crack down on youth crime"; life on the financial margins is described; the plight of Aboriginal women in Canadian jails and of Inuit children in Northern schools is brought into focus; and the role photography plays in shaping our responses to social problems - from polio to Africville - is critiqued.


As well, author Susan Haley continues her musings on agriculture in "Down not out in the Annapolis Valley." Barbara MacDonald reports on her experiences at the municipal "campaign schools" for women. Writer Amy James applies her studies in psychiatry and mental health to her review of the new book, Protect, Befriend, Respect: Nova Scotia's Mental Health Movement 1908-2008. Judy Kennedy explains why Naomi Klein's sharp critique of "disaster capitalism" is timely. Sherri Torjman explains social enterprise to capitalists. And Rachel Brighton surveys the ideas behind two court challenges that seek to decriminalize prostitution. 


There are also updates on private land conservation, watershed management and the persistent problem of freedom of information.


The Nova Scotia Policy Review is an independent quarterly magazine for inquiring individuals and concerned policy makers. Each issue tackles politics, culture and justice, drawing on a wide range of voices to pose real solutions to pressing problems.


Please visit www.policyreview.ca for subscription details or email Rachel Brighton at editor at policyreview.ca to request a sample issue.


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