Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region: Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia

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UBC Press, 2016 - British Columbia, Northern - 318 pages
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"Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada's economy, but for many Canadians it also existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now, as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto the national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between local development and global forces and how governments, Aboriginal peoples, organized labour, NGOs, and the private sector are adapting to, resisting, and embracing change."--

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About the author (2016)

Paul Bowles is a professor of economics and international studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. He is the author of Capitalism (Pearson, 2012) and co-author (with Henry Veltmeyer) of The Answer Is Still No: Voices of Pipeline Resistance (Fernwood Books, 2014).

Gary N. Wilson is a professor of political science at the University of Northern British Columbia and an adjunct professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. His work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Foreign Policy, and Europe-Asia Studies among other journals.

Contributors: Ken Coates, Fiona MacPhail, Jim McDonald, Tracy Summerville, Henry Veltmeyer, John F. Young

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