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I am Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Vice-President of Science for Peace Canada. My academic career focused on the political economy of the developing world, and of Africa in particular. Since I retired and joined Science for Peace, my interests have shifted to the politics of climate mitigation and the strategy and tactics of nonviolent action. I now regard myself as engaged in applied political science. I aim for the unity of theory and practice, though in my case there is more theory than practice.

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