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December 9, 2016
Canadian Excellence



Political Science

New Faculty Publication: Dr. Chris Anderson publishes a new book.

Nov 19/12

Dr. Christopher Anderson has published a new book with UBC Press entitled, Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control 1867-1967. 

This book "sheds light on the complex history of Canada’s response to immigrants and refugees during its first century -- a century that saw the imposition of the Chinese Head Tax, the turning away of the Komagata Maru, the rejection of Jewish refugees during the interwar period, the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and the postwar development of a new human rights-based discourse. Framing these and other pivotal moments in the wider context of how the rights of immigrants and refugees have been debated and pursued in Canadian politics, Anderson demonstrates that today’s more restrictive approach reflects traditions deeply embedded within liberal democracies. His insights into Canadian immigration and refugee history offer valuable lessons for understanding the nature of contemporary liberal-democratic control policies."

You can order a copy of the book, here

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