Introduction -- Part One: Surveying Provincial Political Landscapes -- Provincial Political Cultures / Nelson Wiseman -- Political Developments in the Provinces, 2005-2015 / Rand Dyck -- Province-Building and Canadian Political Science / Matt Wilder and Michael Howlett -- Variation in Women's Status across the Provinces, 1999-2014 / Brenda O'Neill -- Part Two: Democracy, Provincial Style -- Partisan Competition in the Canadian Provinces / David K. Stewart, Anthony Sayers, and R. Kenneth Carty -- Provincial Election Finance Laws / Heather MacIvor -- Centrism, Ideological Polarization, and the Canadian Provincial Voter / David McGrane -- Plurality Voting and Comparative Systemic Failure since 1956 / Alan Siaroff -- Provincial and Territorial Political Data Since 1900 / Alan Siaroff -- Part Three: Provincial Structures and Processes -- What Is the Constitution of a Province? / Justice Malcolm Rowe and J. Michael Collins -- Premiers and Cabinets / Christopher Dunn -- Evaluating Provincial and Territorial Legislatures / Paul Thomas and Graham White -- Provincial Judicial Systems / Peter McCormick -- Converging Provincial Public Services / Ken Rasmussen -- Part Four: Provincial Public Policy -- The Provinces and Health Policy / Katherine Fierlbeck -- Social Policy in Canada?s Multiple Welfare States / Michael J. Prince -- The Provinces and Climate Policy / Kathryn Harrison and Tyler Bryant -- Labour-Market Policies in the Provinces / Morley Gunderson and Rafael Gomez.
"provinces is now established as the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of Canadian provincial politics and government. The authors of each chapter draw on their particular expertise to examine themes and issues pertaining to all the provinces from a comparative perspective. The book is organized into four major sections – political landscapes, the state of democracy in the provinces, political structures and processes, and provincial public policy. The third edition features eleven new chapters, including: province building, provincial constitutions, provincial judicial systems, plurality voting in the provinces, voting patterns in the provinces, provincial public service, provincial party financing, provincial health policy, social policy, climate change, and labour market policy. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated."--Publisher's website.