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Canadian politics /
edited by James Bickerton, Alain-G. Gagnon.
edition
5th ed.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2009.
description
xii, 416 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781442601215 (pbk.)
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2009.
isbn
9781442601215 (pbk.)
catalogue key
7267798
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
James Bickerton is Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. His publications include Nova Scotia, Ottawa, and the Politics of Regional Development, Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada (with Alain-G. Gagnon and Patrick J. Smith), and Freedom, Equality, Community: The Political Philosophy of Six Influential Canadians (with Stephen Brooks and Alain-G. Gagnon). Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Qubec and Canadian Studies at the Universit du Qubec Montral. His most recent books include Qubec: State and Society (third edition), Contemporary Canadian Federalism, and Canadian Parties in Transition (with A. Brian Tanguay), all with the University of Toronto Press, and with Routledge The Case for Multinational Federalism and Federal Democracies (with Michael Burgess).
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This collection of incisive essays plumbs the precepts and principles that propel Canadian politics. Institutions, culture, processes, and Canada's changing place in the world are subjected to high-quality examinations by authorities in their fields. The chapters will be of value to beginner and advanced students, enhancing their understanding of the language of Canadian politics.
"This collection of incisive essays plumbs the precepts and principles that propel Canadian politics. Institutions, culture, processes, and Canada's changing place in the world are subjected to high-quality examinations by authorities in their fields. The chapters will be of value to beginner and advanced students, enhancing their understanding of the language of Canadian politics." - Nelson Wiseman, University of Toronto
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Summaries
Main Description
The new fifth edition of Canadian Politics continues the work of earlier editions in offering a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a widely recognized and highly respected group of political scientists writing about subjects on which they are acknowledged experts. For this edition, the editors have organized the book into four sections: Part I: Citizenship, Identities, and Values; Part II: Institutions; Part III: Democracy and Representation; and Part IV: Canada in the World. The fourth section develops a focus on the diverse and increasingly important influences of globalization on the Canadian polity, the environment, and the role of Canada in the world.Of the eighteen chapters, nine are completely new, and six new authors appear, including Martin Papillon on Aboriginal governments, Peter J. Stoett on Canadian international environmental policy, and Andrew F. Cooper on Afghanistan and Canadian foreign policy. The remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
Main Description
The new fifth edition of Canadian Politicscontinues the work of earlier editions in offering a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a widely recognized and highly respected group of political scientists writing about subjects on which they are acknowledged experts. Of the eighteen chapters, nine are completely new--three of these form a new Part IV: Canada in the World--and there are six new authors. The remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
Main Description
The new fifth edition of Canadian Politicscontinues the work of earlier editions in offering a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a widely recognized and highly respected group of political scientists writing about subjects on which they are acknowledged experts. For this edition, the editors have organized the book into four sections: Part I: Citizenship, Identities, and Values; Part II: Institutions; Part III: Democracy and Representation; and Part IV: Canada in the World. The fourth section develops a focus on the diverse and increasingly important influences of globalization on the Canadian polity, the environment, and the role of Canada in the world. Of the eighteen chapters, nine are completely new, and six new authors appear, including Martin Papillon on Aboriginal governments, Peter J. Stoett on Canadian international environmental policy, and Andrew F. Cooper on Afghanistan and Canadian foreign policy. The remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Citizenship, Identities, and Values
Understanding Canada's Origins: Federalism, Multiculturalism, and the Will to Live Togetherp. 3
Citizenship, Communities, and Identity in Canadap. 23
Canadian Political Culturep. 45
Regions and Regionalismp. 71
Institutions
Constitutional Politicsp. 97
Power at the Apex: Executive Dominancep. 115
Canada's Minority Parliamentp. 133
The Dynamics of Canadian Federalismp. 155
The (Re)Emergence of Aboriginal Governmentsp. 179
The Judiciary and the Charterp. 197
Democracy and Representation
Reforming Representative Democracy: Taming the "Democratic Deficit"p. 221
Representation and Political Partiesp. 265
Are Interest Groups Useful or Harmful?p. 265
Women (Not) in Politics: Women's Electoral Participationp. 283
Diversity in Canadian Politicsp. 301
Canada in the World
Globalization and Canadap. 323
Canadian International Environmental Policy: Context and Directionsp. 339
Redefining the Core Ingredients of Canadian Foreign Policy: Afghanistan as the Main Gamep. 359
Appendix: The Constitution Act, 1982p. 373
Indexp. 391
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