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Following graduate studies at Oxford (as a Rhodes scholar) and the Sorbonne (as a Ford Foundation foreign area scholar), I have been teaching political economy at the University of Toronto. There my first research focus, the Soviet model of development, resulted in two books, L'analyse soviétique des problèmes indiens du sous-développement, 1955-64 (Paris: Mouton, 1971) and, thanks to a fellowship at Columbia University's Research Institute on Communist Affairs, The Soviet Theory of Development: India and the Third World in Marxist-Leninist Scholarship (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978 and The Macmillan Press, 1979). While finishing this work, I became increasingly involved in the study of my own country's politics at the level of foreign policy -- An Independent Foreign Policy for Canada? (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1968); federal party politics -- numerous studies of the Liberal Party in federal elections; and municipal politics -- City Lib: Parties and Reform (Toronto: Hakkert, 1972).

At the same time I developed an interest in the political economy of Canada's relationship with the United States, writing Canada and the Reagan Challenge: Crisis and Adjustment 1981-85 (Canadian Institute for Economic Policy, 1982; 2nds ed. Toronto: Lorimer, 1985) which won the John Porter prize.

Following Pierre Trudeau's retirement as prime minister in 1984, I spent a decade co-authoring with my wife, Christina McCall, Trudeau and Our Times. Volume 1: The Magnificent Obsession (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990) which was awarded the 1990 Governor General's prize for non-fiction and translated as Trudeau: l'homme, l'utopie, l'histoire (Montréal: Les Editions Boréal, 1990) and Trudeau and Our Times. Volume 2: The Heroic Delusion (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994) which was granted the John W. Dafoe prize and translated as Trudeau: l'illusion héroîque (Montréal: Boréal, 1995).

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