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Our Publications

Los Altos Institute’s journal is not in production at this time but we continue to conduct peer review of submissions for publication on our web site. We also work with independent scholars to arrange for their work to be heard on panels at major Canadian academic conferences. This includes assistance with editing, research and panel organization.

Submissions from both within and outside of state-sponsored and accredited institutions are being accepted on four main topics, although submissions on other topics will be considered.

Education: Students, educators, interested citizens and governments often describe a deterioration or even crisis in public education. Articles are welcomed that examine the large-scale and systemic forces that threaten public education and explore alternatives to current theories and practices at the level of both pedagogy and public policy.

Empire: Because of problematic and persistent discourses of nativism and race, empire is an especially neglected subject in progressive British Columbian thought. Yet Vancouver is uniquely positioned at the confluence between the US and Chinese imperial spheres and gains much of its economic dynamism from the mutual overlap of these two systems. Articles are welcomed that engage with empire in comparative context from the Ancient world up to the present.

Local Governance: In the fall of 2018, almost all municipalities in BC and Ontario will go to the polls, affording an extraordinary opportunity to examine the current state of local governance in English Canada’s two largest metropolitan regions, Upper Canada (the North Shore of Lake Ontario and Ontario side of the Ottawa River) and the Georgia Basin (Southeastern Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver). We especially welcome articles that examine relations between citizens, civil servants, elected politicians and the systems and communities that connect them.

Populism: On both the left and right of the political spectrum, we are experiencing a major rise of populist discourses, leaders and movements, especially in the English-speaking world. From the Jeremy Corbyn movement in the UK to the Trump movement in the United States, Canadians find themselves highly engaged in other English-speaking states’ populist movements. How long before populism returns to Canada? And what form will it take within our unique institutional structures?

Los Altos’ publication arm is a quasi-peer reviewed enterprise administered by a multi-disciplinary academic board of scholars in the humanities and social sciences and welcomes submissions from all interested persons, irrespective of ideology or formal educational achievement. Submissions should be six to twenty-five pages in length, double-spaced, in Times New Roman twelve-point font, with one-inch margins, with citations in Chicago Manual of Style footnote format.