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A short history of the state in Canada /
E.A. Heaman.
imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2015.
description
xii, 279 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1442628685 (paperback), 1442637072 (bound), 9781442628687 (paperback), 9781442637078 (bound)
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imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2015.
isbn
1442628685 (paperback)
1442637072 (bound)
9781442628687 (paperback)
9781442637078 (bound)
abstract
"A concise, elegant survey of a complex aspect of Canadian history, A Short History of the State in Canada examines the theory and reality of governance within Canada's distinctive political heritage: a combination of Indigenous, French, and British traditions, American statism and anti-statism, and diverse, practical experiments and experiences. E.A. Heaman takes the reader through the development of the state in both principle and practice, examining Indigenous forms of government before European contact; the interplay of French and British colonial institutions before and after the Conquest of New France; the creation of the nineteenth-century liberal state; and, finally, the rise and reconstitution of the modern social welfare state. Moving beyond the history of institutions to include the development of political cultures and social politics, A Short History of the State in Canada is a valuable introduction to the topic for political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Canada's past and present."--
catalogue key
10139551
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-265) and index.

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