Cultural Diversity in Canada: The Social Construction of Racial Difference

Strategic Issues Series

The Research Papers included in the Strategic Issues series generally have been prepared for the Statistics and Environmental Analysis Unit of the Research and Statistics Division (RSD).  This series is part of the Research and Statistics Division’s efforts to look ahead and to scan the environment to provide contextual facts and perspectives on a wide range of social and economic issues.  Topics covered include: the policy challenges of bio-technology and genetics; speculation on markets for crime and a proposed typology for understanding crime; the impacts on children of divorce and separation; globalization; and global governance of the Internet. 

The papers that will be included are thought-provoking.  In general they have been written by academics whose commission instructed them to be wide-ranging in their critique of current practices and provocative in their suggestions for new approaches.

Discussion papers and think pieces in this section of the RSD library have already stimulated discussion for exercises such as: new mandate planning, strategic policy planning by senior executives or as backgrounders for research planning. It is our intention to offer them here so that they now can contribute to wider discussion among researchers and policy-makers.

For further information, please contact
Valerie Howe, Senior Research Officer
Telephone:  (613) 957-9597,
E-mail:  vhowe@justice.gc.ca

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