Canadian Politics Fifth edition
James Bickerton & Alain-G Gagnon (ed.)
UTP Higher Education, 2009
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. 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.
“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
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 Québec and Canadian Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His most recent books include Québec : 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).
Table of contents
- Notes on Contributors
- Part I : Citizenship, Identities, and Values
1. Understanding Canada’s Origins : Federalism, Multiculturalism, and the Will to Live Together, Samuel V. LaSelva 2. Citizenship, Communities, and Identity in Canada, Will Kymlicka 3. Canadian Political Culture, Stephen Brooks 4. Regions and Regionalism, James Bickerton & Alain-G. Gagnon
- Part II : Institutions 5. Constitutional Politics, Roger Gibbins
6. Power at the Apex : Executive Dominance, Donald J. Savoie 7. Canada’s Minority Parliament, Jennifer Smith 8. The Dynamics of Canadian Federalism, Richard Simeon & Ian Robinson 9. The (Re)Emergence of Aboriginal Governments, Martin Papillon 10. The Judiciary and the Charter, Raymond Bazowski
- Part III : Democracy and Representation
11. Reforming Representative Democracy : Taming the “Democratic Deficit”, A. Brian Tanguay 12. Representation and Political Parties, William Cross 13. Are Interest Groups Useful or Harmful ? Éric Montpetit 14. Women (Not) in Politics : Women’s Electoral Participation, Lisa Young 15. Diversity in Canadian Politics, Yasmeen Abu-Laban
- Part IV : Canada in the World 16. Globalization and Canada, Mark R. Brawley
17. Canadian International Environmental Policy : Context and Directions, Peter J. Stoett 18. Redefining the Core Ingredients of Canadian Foreign Policy : Afghanistan as the Main Game, Andrew F. Cooper
- Appendix : The Constitution Act, 1982
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