Canadian Democracy

Overview


Canadian Democracy remains the cornerstone of OUP's political science list with its approach focused around the central question, What is the state of democracy in Canada?

In this fully revised seventh edition, Stephen Brooks continues to explore the characteristics and controversies associated with Canadian politics, covering the basic elements and structures of government (federalism, the machinery of government, the administrative state). He also addresses the social and ...

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Overview


Canadian Democracy remains the cornerstone of OUP's political science list with its approach focused around the central question, What is the state of democracy in Canada?

In this fully revised seventh edition, Stephen Brooks continues to explore the characteristics and controversies associated with Canadian politics, covering the basic elements and structures of government (federalism, the machinery of government, the administrative state). He also addresses the social and economic contexts of the country's politics as well as individuals' and institutions' participation in the system and current issues and challenges in the political arena. Highlights of this revised edition include: a new chapter on the administrative state; a new chapter on women in politics; comprehensive updates throughout to bring readers the latest data, research, and analysis of current events; a newly designed interior and a significantly expanded art program; and more and better-integrated ancillaries to enhance both professors' instruction and students' learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195441550
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,082,285
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Brooks is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor, where he teaches in the areas of Canadian politics, public administration, and American politics. His research interests include the political influence of intellectuals, political thought in Canada and the United States, federalism, and public policy. He has been visiting professor at several institutions, including the University of Michigan and recently spent seven months teaching Canadian politics in Paris. He is currently writing a new text on Canada-US relations for OUP.

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Preface
Part I: Introduction
1. An Introduction to Political Life
Part II: The Societal Context of Politics
2. Political Culture
3. The Social and Economic Setting
4. Regionalism and Canadian Politics
Part III: The Structures of Governance
5. The Constitution
6. Rights and Freedoms
7. Federalism
8. The Machinery of Government
9. The Administrative State (NEW)
Part IV: Participation in Politics
10. Parties and Elections
11. Interest Groups
12. The Media
Part V: Contemporary Issues in Canadian Politics
13. Language Politics
14. Diversity and Multiculturalism
15. Women in Politics (NEW)
16. Aboriginal Politics
17. Canada and the World
Glossary
Notes
Index

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