Canadian Politics

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James Bickerton, Alain Gagnon
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Political Science - 416 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

Citizenship Communities and Identity in Canada
23
Canadian Political Culture
45
Regions and Regionalism
71
Constitutional Politics
97
Executive Dominance
115
Canadas Minority Parliament
133
The Dynamics of Canadian Federalism
155
The ReEmergence of Aboriginal Governments
179
Representation and Political Parties
249
Are Interest Groups Useful or Harmful?
265
Womens Electoral Participation
283
Diversity in Canadian Politics
301
Globalization and Canada
323
The Constitution Act 1982
373
Index
391
Copyright

The Judiciary and the Charter
197

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About the author (2009)

James Bickerton is Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. His publications include Nova Scotia, Ottawa and the Politics of Regional Development, The Almanac of Canadian Politics (with Munroe Eagles, Alain-G. Gagnon, and Patrick Smith), and The Savage Years: The Perils of Reinventing Government in Nova Scotia (with Peter Clancy, Rod Haddow, and Ian Stewart).

Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His most recent book is Québec: State and Society, third edition (Broadview Press, 2004). Other books include Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada (with James Bickerton and Patrick J. Smith) and Six penseurs en quête de liberté: Grant, Innis, Laurendeau, Rioux, Taylor et Trudeau (with James Bickerton and Stephen Brooks).

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