Lee Trepanier and Richard Avramenko: Canadian Conservative Political Thought

Canadian Conservative Political Thought

Edited by Lee Trepanier and Richard Avramenko


JMC faculty partners Lee Trepanier and Richard Avramenko have recently edited a new book, Canadian Conservative Political Thought. Contributors include JMC scholars David Livingstone and Travis Smith:

This book corrects an imbalance in Canadian political literature through offering a conservative account of Canadian political thought.

Across 15 chronologically organized chapters, and with a mixture of established and rising scholars, the book offers an investigation of the defining features and characteristics of Canadian conservative political thought, asking what have Canadian conservative political thinkers and practitioners learned from other traditions and, in turn, what have they contributed to our understanding of conservative political thought today?

Rather than its culmination, Canadian Conservative Political Thought will be the beginning of conservative political thought’s recovery and will spark debates and future research. The book will be a great resource for courses on Canadian politics, history, political philosophy and conservatism, Canadian Studies, and political theory.

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Lee TrepanierLee Trepanier is Chair and Professor of Political Science at Samford University and editor of VoegelinView and Lexington Books series Politics, Literature, and Film. Additionally, he is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including The College Lecture Today: An Interdisciplinary Defense for the Contemporary University and Eric Voegelin’s Asian Political Thought. His scholarly interests include political philosopher Eric Voegelin, Politics and Literature, Religion and Politics, Democracy and Education, and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Professor Trepanier is a JMC faculty partner.

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Richard AvramenkoRichard Avramenko is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught both Political Science and Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin since the Fall of 2005. His main areas of interest are ancient and continental political thought, as well as liberalism, democratic theory, and modern political theory. Professor Avramenko has written articles on several topics, including Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, St. Augustine, Dostoevsky, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Voegelin, Heidegger, Canadian identity politics, and mortgage and housing policy. He is the author of Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011), and has co-edited books on friendship, Dostoevsky, and aristocratic political thought. Currently, he is working on a new book manuscript titled The Crush of Democracy: Tocqueville and the Egalitarian Mind.

Professor Avramenko is a JMC faculty partner.

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