Fonds F0677 - Daniel Drache fonds

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Daniel Drache fonds

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3.42 m of textual records
26 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
1 poster ; 22.5 x 59 cm
3 DVDs
3 audio cassettes

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Daniel Drache, professor and writer, attended the University of Toronto between 1960 and 1963, graduating with a BA in political science. He worked as a tutor at the University of Toronto in 1967-1968 and was a research associate for the Commission on University Government of the University of Toronto in 1969-1970. He worked as a freelance radio broadcaster for the CBC between 1968 and 1971 as well as a freelance book reviewer for the Toronto Daily Star between 1968 and 1970.

Drache obtained his MA in political science from Queen’s University in 1971. In 1970, he began his teaching career at York University as a course director in Canadian political economy at Atkinson College, followed by a position as special lecturer in political economy in 1971. He became an assistant professor in 1974, an associate professor in 1978 and a full professor in 1993. Between 1988 and 1991, Drache served as the chair of the Department of Political Science at Atkinson College. He was appointed director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies in 1994, a position he held until 2003.

A prolific writer, Drache is the author of a number of books, including Defiant Publics: The Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen (2008), Borders Matter: Homeland Security and the Search for North America (2004), The Changing Workplace: Reshaping Canada's Industrial Relations System (with Harry Glasbeek) (1992), A Practical Guide to Canadian Political Economy (with Wallace Clement) (1978). He is also the editor of many books including Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads (2008), The Market or the Public Domain?: Global Governance and the Asymmetry of Power (2001), Market Limits in Health Reform: Public Success, Private Failure (with Terry Sullivan) (1999), States Against Markets: The Limits of Globalization (with Robert Boyer) (1996), Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays of Harold Innis (1995), Negotiating with a Sovereign Québec (with Roberto Perin) (1992), Getting on Track: Social Democratic Strategies for Ontario (1992), The New Era of Global Competition: State Policy and Market Power (with Meric S. Gertler) (1991), The Other Macdonald Report: The Consensus on Canada's Future that the Macdonald Commission Left Out (with Duncan Cameron) (1985), The New Practical Guide to Canadian Political Economy (with Wallace Clement) (1985), Debates and Controversies: From This Magazine (1979), and Quebec, Only the Beginning: The Manifestoes of the Common Front (1972).

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to Daniel Drache’s work as a professor of political science at York University, his role as director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, his academic writing and research. These records include correspondence, draft and published articles, course materials and student papers, research materials, grant applications, project proposals, as well as audio cassettes and DVDs. A small amount of personal correspondence and photographs are also part of this fonds.

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Donated to the Archives by Daniel Drache in October 2015 and January 2016.


Fonds is arranged in four series.

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Fonds consists of the following accession: 2015-042 and 2016-007. Further accruals may be expected.

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2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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