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Three faculty in UNB s department of political science release books

Author: Communications

Posted on Dec 21, 2015

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UNB's department of political science recently honoured three of its faculty members who have newly published books.

Postcolonial Struggles for a Democratic Southern Africa, published by Routledge, was co-edited by Carolyn Bassett, UNB associate professor in the department of political science, and Marlea Clarke, University of Victoria assistant professor in the department of political science. The book examines the ongoing struggle for a truly democratic political practice in Southern Africa and the issues that arise when ex-liberation movements form government in the region.

Dr. Bassett joined UNB’s department of political science in 2008. She received a bachelor of arts from Trent University, a master of arts from Carleton University and her PhD in political science from York University. Her research is focused on socio-economic policy in South Africa between the 1980s and the present day.

Donald A. Wright, UNB associate professor in the department of political science, has released a biography on Donald Creighton, a political intellect and one of Canada’s great historians. Donald Creighton: A Life in History, published by University of Toronto Press, explores Creighton’s life as well as his attachment to what is commonly referred to as English Canada during a period of transformation in the country.

Dr. Wright obtained a bachelor of arts from Mount Allison University, a master of arts from McGill University, a PhD from University of Ottawa and was a Fulbright Scholar in the department of history at New York University in 1998. He was awarded the UNB Arts Faculty Teaching Award in 2010. Dr. Wright has co-edited the CHA Bulletin/Bulletin SHC and the Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études canadiennes and served on the executive of the Canadian Historical Association.

The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada, published by Fernwood Publishing, was co-authored by Thom Workman, UNB professor in the department of political science, and Geoffrey McCormack, UNB alumnus. The book critically examines the role capitalism has played in Canada.

Dr. Workman’s research explores the philosophical and sociological critiques of modernity, with a focus on those that have developed over the post-Enlightenment era. He obtained his PhD from York University. Dr. Workman is a former chair of the department of political science at UNB Fredericton and served as co-chair of the Society for Socialist Studies in 2014. He delivered the prestigious Woodrow Lloyd lecture in 2014 at the University of Regina.