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Political sociology : Canadian perspectives /
edited by Douglas Baer.
imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press Canada, c2002.
description
348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195411099 (pbk.) :
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imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press Canada, c2002.
isbn
0195411099 (pbk.) :
catalogue key
4562179
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Douglas Baer, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria Edward Bell, Brescia College, University of Western Ontario William K. Carroll, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria James E. Curtis, Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo Claude Dennis, Faculte Saint-Jean, University of Alberta Elisabeth Gidengil, Department of Political Science, McGill University Edward G. Grabb, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario Trevor W. Harrison, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta Alan Jeffrey, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario William A. Johnston, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta Tom Langford, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary Julia S. O'Connor, Director, National Economic and Social Council, Dublin, Ireland Maurice Pinard, Department of Sociology, McGill University Lorne Tepperman, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Norine Verberg, Sociology and Anthropology, St Francis Xavier University
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Summaries
Long Description
This important work presents an extensive review of the debated issues, the useful methodologies, and the analytical orientations adopted by major Canadian political sociologists. Indeed, it is an essential source for courses in political sociology and Canadian politics.
Main Description
The papers in this volume provide a wide-ranging sample of the issues debated, the methodologies used, and the analytical orientations adopted by Canadian political sociologists. Drawing upon some of the top Canadian political sociologists, the book is organized into five parts: politicalbeliefs and political culture; the state; social movements; political movements; and, politics and social class, each beginning with an introductory overview of the area by the volume's editor, Douglas Baer.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. iv
Political Sociology: An Overviewp. 1
Political Beliefs and Political Culturep. 11
The Postmaterialist Thesis: Has There Been a Shift in Political Cultures?p. 15
Comparing Central Political Values in the Canadian and American Democraciesp. 37
Political Ideologyp. 55
The Statep. 79
Globalization and the Late-Modern Statep. 90
Understanding The Welfare State and Welfare States: Theoretical Perspectivesp. 110
Does the Road to Quebec Sovereignty Run Through Aboriginal Territory?p. 129
Social Movementsp. 139
Social Movementsp. 142
Involvement in the Organizational Base of New Social Movements in English Canada and French Canadap. 164
Political Movementsp. 183
Populism: The Rise and Transformation of the Reform Party of Canadap. 188
Prairie Politics: Why 'Right' in Alberta but 'Left' in Saskatchewan?p. 202
The New Democratic Party in Quebec Politicsp. 218
The Quebec Independence Movement: From Its Emergence to the 1995 Referendump. 238
Politics and Social Classp. 269
The Class Voting Conundrump. 274
Class and Politics in the Era of the Global Economyp. 288
Does Class Matter? Beliefs About the Economy and Politics in Postindustrial Canadap. 307
The Politics of Housing: Issues of Social Class and Genderp. 325
Indexp. 344
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