Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition

Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition

by James Bickerton, Alain-G. Gagnon
     
 

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The sixth edition of Canadian Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a highly respected group of political scientists. For this edition, the editors have organized the book into six parts. Part I examines Canadian citizenship and political identities, while Parts II and III deal with Canadian political

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The sixth edition of Canadian Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a highly respected group of political scientists. For this edition, the editors have organized the book into six parts. Part I examines Canadian citizenship and political identities, while Parts II and III deal with Canadian political institutions, including Aboriginal governments, and contain new chapters on the public service and Quebec. Parts IV and V shift the focus to the political process, discussing issues pertaining to culture and values, parties and elections, media, groups, movements, gender, and diversity. The chapters on Parliament, bureaucracy, political culture, political communications, social movements, and media are new to this edition. Finally, three chapters in the last section of the book analyze components of Canadian politics that have been gaining prominence during the last decade: the effects of globalization, the shifting ground of Canadian-American relations, and the place of Canada in the changing world order. Of the 21 chapters in this edition, 9 are new and the remainder have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442608085
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
04/10/2014
Edition description:
6th Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Janine Brodie
Once again, Bickerton and Gagnon have crafted the superior text in Canadian politics. Written by top scholars in their fields, this text delivers a balanced and refreshing account of the play of the institutional and social forces in Canadian political life. Canadian Politics is both required reading for students of Canadian politics and a rewarding read for engaged citizens.

Meet the Author

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 books include, as author, The Case for Multinational Federalism and Minority Nations in the Age of Uncertainty; as co-author, Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec; and, as co-editor, Federal Democracies as well as Political Autonomy and Divided Societies and Multinational Federalism.

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