The Political Economy of Canada: An Introduction / Edition 2

The Political Economy of Canada: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Michael Howlett, Alex Netherton, M. Ramesh, M. Ramesh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195413482

ISBN-13: 9780195413489

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This revised second edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of states and markets in Canada for students of Canadian political economy. The book uses studies of political and economic structures and actors, and case studies of policy-making processes in order to explore the major concepts, approaches and issues in the field and apply them to the

Overview

This revised second edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of states and markets in Canada for students of Canadian political economy. The book uses studies of political and economic structures and actors, and case studies of policy-making processes in order to explore the major concepts, approaches and issues in the field and apply them to the study of the challenges currently facing Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195413489
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
Political-Economic Method: The Study of States and Markets
The Subject of Political Economy: Capitalism and Democracy
Political-Economic Theory: Old and New Debates
Canadian Studies in Political Economy
Plan of the Book
2. Liberal Political Economy
Fundamental Tenets
The Market from Classical to Post-Keynesian Theory
The State in Liberal Theory
Liberal Political Economy in Canada
3. Socialist Political Economy
Fundamental Tenets
Historical Foundations
Contemporary Debates
The State in Socialist Theory
Socialist Political Economy in Canada
4. Staples Political Economy
Fundamental Tenets
Historical Foundations
Contemporary Debates
The State in Staples Political Economy
5. The Structure and Organization of the Economy
The Canadian Economy in Comparative Perspective
Income Distribution
Sectoral Structure of the Economy
Significant Aspects of the Resource-Based Economy
Political Implications of the Economic Structure
6. Canada and the International Political Economy
The International Economic Order and Canada
From the GATT to the World Trade Organization
Canada's International Economic Relations
Political Implications of National-International Integration
7. The Structure and Organization of the State
Canada's Path of Development: From Colony to Modern State
Redefining Canada: Globalization and Community
Governance: The Organization and Operation of State Institutions
The Political-Economic Significance of Canadian State Structures
8. The Structure and Organization of Canadian Labour
Introduction
Colonial Canada: Staples, Immigration, and Paternalism
Modern Canada: Fordism and Industrial Legality
Globalization
Conclusions
9. The Structure and Organization of Canadian Capital
Introduction
The Role of Capital in a Capitalist Economy
The Development of Capital
Globalization
The Growth of Business Associations
Conclusions: Cohesion, Fragmentation, and Competitiveness
10. The Macro-Political Economy: Monetary and Fiscal Management
The Instruments and Ends
The History of Fiscal and Monetary Management
11. The Micro-Political Economy: Industrial Development
The Instruments and Ends
The History of State Intervention in Industrial Development
Canadian Industrial Strategies After 1960
Constraints on Formulation of Industrial Strategies
12. Conclusion: The Political Economy of Canadian Capitalism
Bibliography
Index

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