Introduction to my blog

I’m a retired professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Winnipeg, now devoting my working life to research and writing. I’ve spent most of my adult life doing research, writing and teaching, first about African politics and, more recently, city politics. I’ve written about the politics of land in Kenya and researched politics in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Portland (Oregon), Hamburg (Germany), and other cities. Before becoming a professor, I was a journalist, writing for daily newspapers.