Canadian Democracy: An Introduction / Edition 5

Canadian Democracy: An Introduction / Edition 5

by Stephen Brooks
     
 

In Canadian Democracy Stephen Brooks explores the characteristics, complexities, and controversies associated with Canada's politics. Introducing the basic ideas, institutions, and processes of Canadian politics, he ask questions about the nature of Canadian democracy and focuses on issues of individual, group, and regional equality and freedom. Chapters on language… See more details below

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In Canadian Democracy Stephen Brooks explores the characteristics, complexities, and controversies associated with Canada's politics. Introducing the basic ideas, institutions, and processes of Canadian politics, he ask questions about the nature of Canadian democracy and focuses on issues of individual, group, and regional equality and freedom. Chapters on language politics, diversity in Canadian society, and Canada in the world cover issues at the core of contemporary debates on the quality of Canadian democracy. All aspects of the book have been thoroughly updated for this fourth edition, which includes numerous new tables and figures, editorial cartoons on Canadian politics, and an expanded glossary of key terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195423235
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/04/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Ch. 1An Inroduction to Political Life3
Ch. 2Ideological and Institutional Roots27
Ch. 3The Social and Economic Setting69
Ch. 4Regionalism and Canadian Politics95
Ch. 5The Constitution119
Ch. 6Rights and Freedoms153
Ch. 7Federalism183
Ch. 8The Machinery of Government217
Ch. 9Parties and Elections263
Ch. 10Interest Groups297
Ch. 11The Media329
Ch. 12Language Politics355
Ch. 13Diversity and Politics385
Ch. 14Canada in the World423
App. AConstitution Act, 1867 (As Amended)446
App. BThe Constitution Act, 1982483
Glossary495
Index507

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