Canadian Politics

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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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Citizenship Communities and Identity in Canada
Canadian Political Culture
Regions and Regionalism
Constitutional Politics
Executive Dominance
Canadas Minority Parliament
The Dynamics of Canadian Federalism
The ReEmergence of Aboriginal Governments
Representation and Political Parties
Are Interest Groups Useful or Harmful?
Womens Electoral Participation
Diversity in Canadian Politics
Globalization and Canada
The Constitution Act 1982

The Judiciary and the Charter

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James Bickerton is Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. His books include, as author, Nova Scotia, Ottawa and the Politics of Regional Development ; as co-author, Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada and Freedom, Equality, Community: The Political Philosophy of Six Influential Canadians ; and most recently, as co-editor, Governing: Essays in Honour of Donald J. Savoie .

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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