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Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain

February 28, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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In his new book Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain, Stephen McBride offers a sharp, “big picture” analysis of contemporary crises. Instead of portraying major transformative challenges as rather uncontrollable “exogenous shocks”, he sheds light on their systemic roots and critically discusses the potential of three basic options as escape routes from a dystopian future.
According to Randall Germain (Carleton University), Escaping Dystopia “clearly identifies the challenges facing us, and what we can do about them. It should be required reading for everyone who wants to advance change.”

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About the speaker

Stephen McBride is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization at McMaster University. His research focuses on comparative public policy, globalization and political economy.

Heather Whiteside, BSIA Fellow and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, will provide comment.



Escaping Dystopia book cover with a silhouette climbing a ladder. Stephen McBride's photos is to the right of the book cover.


February 28, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hybrid – Zoom and room 143
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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