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Manitoba politics and government : issues, institutions, traditions /
edited by Paul G. Thomas and Curtis Brown.
imprint
Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2010.
description
452 p. : ill., coat of arms, port. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0887557198, 9780887557194
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imprint
Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2010.
isbn
0887557198
9780887557194
general note
Based on papers presented at the Roblin Professorship conference held Nov. 20-22, 2008 at St. John's College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man.
catalogue key
7352410
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul G. Thomas is the former Duff Roblin Professor of Government at the University of Manitoba, where he taught for forty years, and is the author of more than one hundred journal articles and book chapters on Canadian politics and public administration. He has served in a variety of other public capacities, including as chair of the board of directors of the Manitoba Telephone Service and the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. He has also led, served, or conducted research for numerous advisory committees, royal commissions, task forces, and judicial enquiries. Curtis Brown is a research associate with Probe Research Inc. and is a Duff Roblin Scholar in the department of political studies at the University of Manitoba. He is also a graduate of the University of Regina School of Journalism and is a former editor of the Brandon Sun and a contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press.
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By far, the best contemporary book on a province s politics and government. -Christopher Dunn, Department of Political Science, Memorial University
By far, the best contemporary book on a province’s politics and government.” --Christopher Dunn, Department of Political Science, Memorial University
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Summaries
Main Description
Addressing a forty-year gap in the study of the province's political history, Manitoba Politics and Government brings together the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, economists, public servants, and journalists to present a comprehensive analysis of the province's political life and its careful "mutual fund model" approach to economic and social policy that mirrors the steady and cautious nature of its citizens.
Main Description
Manitoba has always been a province in the middle, geographically, economically, and culturally. Lacking Quebec s cultural distinctiveness, Ontario s traditional economic dominance, or Alberta s combustible mix of prairie populism and oil wealth, Manitoba appears to blend into the background of the Canadian family portrait. But Manitoba has a distinct political culture, one that has been overlooked in contemporary political studies. Addressing a forty-year gap in the study of the province s political history, Manitoba Politics and Government brings together the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, economists, public servants, and journalists to present a comprehensive analysis of the province s political life and its careful mutual fund model approach to economic and social policy that mirrors the steady and cautious nature of its citizens. Moving beyond the Legislature, the authors address contemporary social issues like poverty, environmental stewardship, gender equality, health care, and the province s growing Aboriginal population to reveal the evolution of public policy in the province. They also examine the province s role at the intergovernmental and international level. Manitoba Politics and Government is a rich and fascinating account of a province that strives for the centre, for the delicate middle ground where individualism and collectivism overlap, and where a multitude of different cultures and traditions create a highly balanced society.
Main Description
Manitoba has always been a province in the middle, geographically, economically, and culturally. Lacking Quebec’s cultural distinctiveness, Ontario’s traditional economic dominance, or Alberta’s combustible mix of prairie populism and oil wealth, Manitoba appears to blend into the background of the Canadian family portrait. But Manitoba has a distinct political culture, one that has been overlooked in contemporary political studies. Addressing a forty-year gap in the study of the province’s political history, Manitoba Politics and Government brings together the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, economists, public servants, and journalists to present a comprehensive analysis of the province’s political life and its careful mutual fund model” approach to economic and social policy that mirrors the steady and cautious nature of its citizens. Moving beyond the Legislature, the authors address contemporary social issues like poverty, environmental stewardship, gender equality, health care, and the province’s growing Aboriginal population to reveal the evolution of public policy in the province. They also examine the province’s role at the intergovernmental and international level. Manitoba Politics and Government is a rich and fascinating account of a province that strives for the centre, for the delicate middle ground where individualism and collectivism overlap, and where a multitude of different cultures and traditions create a highly balanced society.
Main Description
Manitoba has always been a province in the middle, geographically, economically, and culturally. Lacking Quebec's cultural distinctiveness, Ontario's traditional economic dominance, or Alberta's combustible mix of prairie populism and oil wealth, Manitoba appears to blend into the background of the Canadian family portrait. But Manitoba has a distinct political culture, one that has been overlooked in contemporary political studies. Manitoba Politics and Government brings together the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, economists, public servants, and journalists to present a comprehensive analysis of the province's political life and its careful "mutual fund model" approach to economic and social policy that mirrors the steady and cautious nature of its citizens. Moving beyond the Legislature, the authors address contemporary social issues like poverty, environmental stewardship, gender equality, health care, and the province's growing Aboriginal population to reveal the evolution of public policy in the province. They also examine the province's role at the intergovernmental and international level. Manitoba Politics and Government is a rich and fascinating account of a province that strives for the centre, for the delicate middle ground where individualism and collectivism overlap, and where a multitude of different cultures and traditions create a highly balanced society.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Manitoba in the Middlep. 3
Manitoba's Political Culture
The Manitoba Political Traditionp. 21
Political Culture in Manitobap. 43
Parties and Elections in Manitoba
The Success of the New Democratic Partyp. 73
Manitoba's Progressive Conservative Party: A "Great Renewal" Or Continued Disarray?p. 96
Manitoba's Liberals: Sliding into Thirdp. 128
Realigning Elections in Manitobap. 159
Government Institutions and Processes
The Manitoba Cabinetp. 181
The Manitoba Legislature: A Personal Reflectionp. 205
The Evolution of Political Journalism in Manitobap. 218
The Past, Present, and Future of the Manitoba's Civil Servicep. 227
A Practitioner's Reflections on the Practice of Federalismp. 257
Leading from the Middle: Manitoba's Role in the Intergovernmental and Transnational Arenasp. 265
Manitoba's Economy and Society
Manitoba in the Middle: A Mutual Fund Balanced for Steady Incomep. 293
Manitoba Agriculture: Cultivating a New Approach Towards Sustainabilityp. 306
Segregated City: A Century of Poverty in Winnipegp. 331
"Closing the Gap" in Manitobap. 358
The Role of Aboriginal Political Organizations in the Policy Processp. 372
Has the Manitoba "Advantage" Worked for Women?p. 382
Health Care Policy in Manitoba: The Past, Present, and Future of Regional Health Authoritiesp. 404
Questions of Allocation: Resources and Degrees Awarded at the University of Manitoba, 1998-2005p. 434
Contributorsp. 448
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