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Mansur, Salim
By Salim Mansur
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Professor Mansur specialized his focus on international relations and comparative politics with special interest in the politics of South Asia and the Middle East.

His current work in progress is on the subject of Islamism, Islam and Muslims examined within the context of 9/11 and its consequences. A related project looks at the imperative of Jew-Muslim reconciliation by rethinking Islam and Muslim culture and politics.

Selected Publications - Books

2011: Delectable Lie: a liberal repudiation of multiculturalism. Brantford, ON: Mantua Books.

2009: Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim. Oakville, Canada and Niagara Falls, NY: Mosaic Press.

1994: N.K. Choudhry and S. Mansur, (eds), The Indira-Rajiv Years: The Indian Economy and Polity 1966-1991. Toronto: Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto.
Articles in this column
By Salim Mansur, Ph.D. University of Toronto
The Canadian government's recent announcement that it will be providing more than CDN $600 million (USD $455 million) over the next five years to bail out the country's financially strapped media outlets -- as part of the fall fiscal update about the federal budget ahead of the 2019 federal election -- is not as innocent as it may seem. (Full Story)
By Salim Mansur, Ph.D. University of Toronto
The question before us, I take it, centres on how we relate to the idea of multiculturalism, whether we see it positively in terms of the first principle of liberal democracy, or negatively. The first principle of liberal democracy is about individual freedom and the rule of law designed to protect it, while liberalism is an ideology, as the economist and historian of ideas Robert Heilbroner noted, supporting “a system of perfect liberty.”   (Full Story)

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