The Clayoquot Project is an effort to encourage the study
of global politics through local sites. Its leaders are Warren
Magnusson and Karena Shaw. There have been several dimensions
to the Project:
- The development of the The Clayoquot
Archive, a collection of primary documents related to
the politics of land-use in the Clayoquot region. Documents
were collected or copied from a variety of sources, including
the files of interested government agencies, non-governmental
organizations, and interested individuals. The documents
were catalogued, and were maintained for several years as
a publicly accessible archive at the Department of Poltical
Science at the University of Victoria. After the Clayoquot
Biosphere Trust was established, the Archive was donated
to the Trust, to be maintained as a local research resource.
The Clayoquot DataBase provides an on-line index to the
Archive. Interested researchers can access the Archive through
the Web site of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust. Queries about
Archive access should be directed to the Trust.
- An International Workshop on the Politics of Clayoquot
Sound, held in May 1997. A summary of the Proceedings is
available at this site.
- The Clayoquot Documents,
a selection of some of the most interesting documents in
the Archive. The Documents are available a this site, in
PDF form. The first two volumes of the Documents were prepared
for the 1997 Workshop. A third volume of more recent documents
has now been added to the collection.
- A Political
Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot Sound, an
edited volume of academic essays, available from the University
of Minnesota Press. Contributors include Umeek of Ahousaht
(E. Richard Atleo), William Chaloupka, Thom Kuehls, Timothy
W. Luke, R. Michael M'Gonigle, Catriona Sandilands, Gary
C. Shaw, R.B.J. (Rob) Walker, and Sharon Zukin, as well
as Warren Magnusson and Karena Shaw.
Readers of A Political Space are encouraged
to consult The Clayoquot Documents, in order to explore issues
raised in the book.