Canada and the United States : differences that count /
edited by David Thomas.
Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, c1993.
424 p. ; 23 cm.
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Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, c1993.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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I have tried out this revised edition with my class of Canadian and American students at Harvard. It works-in both directions-and has stimulated much discussion.
The new edition of Canada and the United States: Differences that Count is terrific. The essays are deeply substantive, thoughtful, up-to-date, and very lively. It is perfect for classroom use and so well-written that the average citizen should be tempted to turn off the television or the internet and dip in a few chapters at a time. For anyone wanting to understand the differences and similarities between these two countries, and the reasons behind them, this is the place to start.
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This thoroughly revised edition of Canada and the United States: Differences that Countcontinues to address, in a timely way, key institutions and policy areas, adding new chapters on welfare, race and public policy, values, demography, crime, the environment, conflict resolution, and federalism. Data sources for further research have also been included. As in the previous editions, the book does not assume that differences are increasing or decreasing or that one country is "better" than the other. In a straightforward and readable manner, the book looks at the Canadian way and the American way of doing things. From health care to crime (and punishment); from immigration to race and public policy; from tax regulations to the environment; from values to prime ministers and presidents there are as many differences as there are similarities in the way the two countries do things, and not infrequently it turns out that the similarities and differences are not as we have assumed them to be. In Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, Third Edition, leading authorities compare and contrast the Canadian and the American experiences. They do so in the hope of creating a better understanding of the similarities and differences so that policy-makers, students, and ordinary citizens in each of the two countries may learn from the experiences of the other.

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