Conservatism in Canada

Conservatism in Canada

by James Harold Farney
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

With the electoral success of the Harper Conservatives federally and of a number of conservative parties provincially, the topic of Canadian conservatism is more important to our understanding of Canadian party politics than ever before. This timely volume presents the first comprehensive examination of Canadian conservatism in a generation – a period during

…  See more details below

Overview

With the electoral success of the Harper Conservatives federally and of a number of conservative parties provincially, the topic of Canadian conservatism is more important to our understanding of Canadian party politics than ever before. This timely volume presents the first comprehensive examination of Canadian conservatism in a generation – a period during which its nature has changed substantially.

Conservatism in Canada explores the ideological character of contemporary Canadian conservatism, its support in the electorate, its impact on public policies such as immigration and foreign policy, and its articulation at both federal and provincial levels. The essays include comparisons with other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as specific examinations of conservatism in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec.

Featuring contributions by both established and new scholars in the fields of political science and public policy, this volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the changing nature of Canadian conservatism and its broader implications for the future of this country.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Literary Review of Canada vol 22:03:2014 - Michael Taube
‘This collection serves as an important purpose of showing just how wide and varied Canadian conservatism actually is…This book’s innovative mix of voices and outlooks should be read by anyone interested in understanding more about the distinctive aspects of Conservatism, conservatism and the pivotal developments that have occurred within Canada’s Right.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442646681
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Rand Dyck
Conservatism in Canada is so well done that I had a hard time putting it down.”
Harold Jansen
“Farney and Rayside have assembled an impressive array of authors to examine conservatism as a set of beliefs, the Conservative Party and its provincial counterparts, and the Conservative government. There is no other book that collects these insights together.”

Meet the Author

James Farney is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Regina. He is the author of Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States.

David Rayside is a professor in the Department of Political Science and an associate of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions: Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >