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Provinces : Canadian provincial politics /
edited by Christopher Dunn.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2008.
description
540 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781442600683
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2008.
isbn
9781442600683
contents note
Provincial Political Cultures / Nelson Wiseman -- Provincial Politics in the Modern Era / Rand Dyck -- Many Political Worlds? Provincial Parties and Party Systems / David K. Stewart and R. Kenneth Carty -- Electoral Democracy in the Provinces and Territories / Donald E. Blake -- Legal Portrait of the 2003 Ontario General Election / Gregory Tardi -- Provincial Political Data Since 1900 / Alan Siaroff -- Premiers and Cabinets / Christopher Dunn -- Evaluating Provincial and Territorial Legislatures / Graham White -- Court Systems in the Provinces / Carl Baar -- Intergovernmental Relations / Richard Tindal and Susan Nobes Tindal -- A Nutshell Reminder of the Evolution of Canada's Territories / Gregory Tardi -- De-Mythologizing Provincial Political Economies: The Development of the Service Sectors in the Provinces 1911-2001 / Michael Howlett -- Balancing Autonomy and Responsibility: The Politics of Provincial Fiscal and Tax Policies / Geoffrey E. Hale -- The Realignment of Government in the Provinces / Karen Bridget Murray -- The Policy Implications of Provincial Demographics / David K. Foot -- Women's Status Across the Canadian Provinces, 1999-2002 / Brenda O'Neill -- Comparative State and Provincial Public Policy / Debora L. - VanNijnatten and Gerard W. Boychuk -- Provincial Policies Concerning Collective Bargaining / Gene Swimmer and Tim Bartkiw.
abstract
"Provinces is both a study of Canadian provincial government and a review of comparative politics. As such, it represents a long overdue return to the comparative tradition with its emphasis on subject-specific studies across the country. The chapters in this revised edition of Provinces, each of which has been written for the book by a leading scholar, are arranged according to four major sections?political life, institutions, public administration, and public policy?making the book highly suitable for those interested in areas beyond provincial politics. At the same time, the adopted comparative approach reveals a wealth of insight into Canadian politics at the beginning of the new millennium. This new edition covers some of the vital concerns of our time: a disquiet about the quality of democracy, concern about women?s place in provincial societies, interest in the nature and potential of governance in the north, unease on the question of the fiscal imbalance between all orders of government, a sensitivity to the needs of cities and communities, assessment of the retrenchment of the state, and consideration of the policy futures influenced by the changing demography of the provinces."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
6921275
 
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Dunn's Provinces is simply a splendid bit of scholarship, reflecting both high quality editing and authorship in equal measure. Methodologically diverse and drawing from a wide range of expert opinions, the volume covers an equally diverse set of topics. In so doing, this single text helps alleviate the dearth of literature in the general field and sub-fields of Canadian provincial politics. The quality of these essays is high, and those works that were originally found in the first edition of the text have been updated, thereby increasing their value to students of politics even further.
Provinces fills an important niche in the 'market' for provincial politics texts and represents a rigorous attempt to build a comparative and thematic focus essential to the study of provincial politics. The book is well organized and logically thought out and will be a valuable addition to either a provincial politics course or a more general one on Canadian politics.
The second edition of Provinces builds nicely on the first edition by once again offering a comparative look at a number of critical subject areas. It is a perfect text for political science courses that examine life at the provincial level.
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Main Description
Provinces is both a study of Canadian provincial government and a review of comparative politics. As such, it represents a long overdue return to the comparative tradition with its emphasis on subject-specific studies across the country. The chapters in this revised edition of Provinces , each of which has been written for the book by a leading scholar, are arranged according to four major sections'political life, institutions, public administration, and public policy'making the book highly suitable for those interested in areas beyond provincial politics. At the same time, the adopted comparative approach reveals a wealth of insight into Canadian politics at the beginning of the new millennium. This new edition covers some of the vital concerns of our time: a disquiet about the quality of democracy, concern about women's place in provincial societies, interest in the nature and potential of governance in the north, unease on the question of the fiscal imbalance between all orders of government, a sensitivity to the needs of cities and communities, assessment of the retrenchment of the state, and consideration of the policy futures influenced by the changing demography of the provinces. Special Combined Price: Provinces , second edition may be ordered together with The Provincial State in Canada: Politics in the Provinces and Territories at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-587-9.
Main Description
Provinces is both a study of Canadian provincial government and a review of comparative politics. As such, it represents a long overdue return to the comparative tradition with its emphasis on subject-specific studies across the country.The chapters in this revised edition of Provinces , each of which has been written for the book by a leading scholar, are arranged according to four major sections'political life, institutions, public administration, and public policy'making the book highly suitable for those interested in areas beyond provincial politics. At the same time, the adopted comparative approach reveals a wealth of insight into Canadian politics at the beginning of the new millennium.This new edition covers some of the vital concerns of our time: a disquiet about the quality of democracy, concern about women's place in provincial societies, interest in the nature and potential of governance in the north, unease on the question of the fiscal imbalance between all orders of government, a sensitivity to the needs of cities and communities, assessment of the retrenchment of the state, and consideration of the policy futures influenced by the changing demography of the provinces.Special Combined Price: Provinces , second edition may be ordered together with The Provincial State in Canada: Politics in the Provinces and Territories at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-587-9.

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