Aude-Claire Fourot, Rémi Léger and Jérémie Cornut, professors in SFU’s Department of Political Science, as well as Nicolas Kenny, professor in SFU’s Department of History, have just published a reference work entitled Le Canada dans le monde: Acteurs, idées, gouvernance (Canada in the World: Actors, Ideas and Governance). Combining content from some thirty experts, this introduction to Canadian politics offers a new look at the political and social dynamics that are shaping the country today. As Rémi Léger recently mentioned on Twitter, this work is unique in a number of ways:
- Its 25 chapters were written by 33 authors from the east to the west of Canada, 40% of whom are women.
- The work is primarily intended for students from the Canadian Francophonie and emphasizes the diverse political realities across Canada’s provinces.
- The chapters are only 5,000 words long and intended to be highly readable, for students whose first language is French, as well as for those for whom French is an additional language.
- The authors represent a cross-section of Canada’s French universities and university programs.
- It is hoped that this compilation will benefit students enrolled in a range of courses. At SFU, for instance, the work will be used in five introductory courses: four in political science and one in history.
- Best of all, at $44.95, this textbook is quite affordable.
The manual, which is published by Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, is already attracting keen interest from the academic community.
The Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) recently published an in-depth article about the work.
Radio Canada International also took an interest in the work and recently interviewed Aude-Claire Fourot to learn more.
Aude-Claire also spoke with Jacques Dufresne on the Boulevard du Pacifique show.
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