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Searching for the new liberalism : perspectives, policies, prospects /
edited by Howard Aster & Thomas S. Axworthy.
imprint
Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press, c2003.
description
412 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0889627975 :
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imprint
Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press, c2003.
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0889627975 :
catalogue key
4834999
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
"It is clear today, during the early years of the 21st century that the search for fundamental political ideas, for vital and viable political discourse is taking many people -- from the Pope to Tony Blair -- back to the discourse on liberalism... The papers in this volume are intended to extend the Canadian discourse on liberalism further and to provide a first and incomplete map in the search for the new liberalism." Chr(45) From the introduction by Howard Aster.
Main Description
"It is clear today, during the early years of the 21st century that the search for fundamental political ideas, for vital and viable political discourse is taking many people -- from the Pope to Tony Blair -- back to the discourse on liberalism... The papers in this volume are intended to extend the Canadian discourse on liberalism further and to provide a first and incomplete map in the search for the new liberalism." From the introduction by Howard Aster.
Main Description
The political world is experiencing a series of immense pressures - political cyncism, voter dissatisfaction, alienation of the young, new radical political movements... everything is in turmoil and disarray.After last century's experimenation with neo-conservatism, 'new' labour, the collapse of communism, crony-capitalism...political exhaustion seems to have set in. This is the distressing and 'post-modern' condition of ideologies, parties, policies, and political thought.Among liberals globally and among Canadian liberals, there is a craving need for a revitalization of political discourse, for a vital and progressive liberalism, consistent with the realities of the 21st century, true to the valid precepts of liberal thought and reflective of the Canadian experience.
Unpaid Annotation
Based on papers presented at the liberal thinkers conference, Searching for the New Liberalism, held in Toronto in September, 2002. The political world is experiencing a series of immense pressures, leaving the world in turmoil and disarray: * political
Unpaid Annotation
The political world is experiencing a series of immense pressures - political cyncism, voter dissatisfaction, alienation of the young, new radical political movements...everything is in turmoil and disarray. After last century's experimentation with neo-conservatism, 'new' labour, the collapse of communism, crony-capitalism...political exhaustion seems to have set in. This is the distressing and 'post-moderm' condition of ideologies, parties, policies and political thought. Among liberals globally and among Canadian liberals, there is a craving need for a revitalization of political discourse, for a vital and progressive liberalism, consistent with the realities of the 21st century, true to the valid precepts of liberal thought and reflective of the Canadian experience.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Liberalism: The Return of the Perennial Philosophyp. 3
Can the System be Moved?p. 22
A Choice not an Echo: Sharing North America with the Hyperpowerp. 27
Social Cohesion and Nation-Building: The Role of Liberal Values in Connecting Canadiansp. 49
Choices and Consequences: in a Liberal Foreign Policyp. 63
A Liberal View of Sciencep. 80
Polling Alone: Canadian Values and Liberalismp. 85
Canada's New Millennium: The Role of the Corporate Sectorp. 105
Some Thoughts About a Liberal Legal Culture: Considering Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act, the Constitution and the HR Revolutionp. 111
Health Care and the Search for New Liberalism in Canadap. 135
Higher Education: Moving on a Positive Climatep. 147
The New Liberalism: Ideas and Idealsp. 163
Transportation in Canada: Solutions to the Gridlockp. 175
Canada's Domestic Expatriates: the Urban Aboriginal Populationp. 193
Canada's Environmental Record: The Case of (and for) the Kyoto Protocolp. 210
The New Liberalism and Canada's Public Servicep. 232
National Identity and the Cultural Covenantp. 248
Doing Business a Better Way: Some Commentsp. 253
Does Canada Have an Innovation Strategy?p. 256
Health Care and the Search for New Liberalism in Canada: Some Commentsp. 260
The Role of Governmental Effectiveness in a New Liberalism: Four Key Gapsp. 265
The New Liberalism and Canada's Public Servicep. 274
Some Structures to Think with: Interconnectivity and Network Possibilitiesp. 279
A "Brand Canada" For the Connected Worldp. 291
Canada Unbound: Redefining Citizenship for a Borderless Worldp. 308
The Challenge of e-democracy for Political Partiesp. 321
Political Reforms in Canada: Strengthening Representative Governmentp. 355
Leadership Nowp. 397
Reconnecting the People and the Politics Through Renewalp. 405
Canada and the Worldp. 409
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