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Staples and Beyond: Selected Writings of Mel Watkins Mel Watkins

Staples and Beyond: Selected Writings of Mel Watkins

Mel Watkins

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781282867376
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304 pages
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This collection brings together Watkins most important scholarly articles. In Staples and Beyond Watkins addresses the staple thesis of Canadian economic and political development and, in particular, the effort to extend Harold Innis work by givingMoreThis collection brings together Watkins most important scholarly articles. In Staples and Beyond Watkins addresses the staple thesis of Canadian economic and political development and, in particular, the effort to extend Harold Innis work by giving more explicit consideration to class relations and the role of the state. He considers the historical nature of Canadas economic dependency in relation to tariff barriers, foreign investment, the multi-national corporation, and wide-ranging free trade and investment agreements. He also examines the evolution of economics and political economy as academic disciplines and reflects on the relationship between intellectual scholarship and political activism.