Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, third edition

Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, third edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551110189
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David M. Thomas has held senior academic administrative appointments at Mount Royal University in Calgary and is retired Vice President Academic of Vancouver Island University. He was also the recipient of Mount Royal's Distinguished Faculty Award. He is the author of Whistling Past the Graveyard: Constitutional Abeyances, Quebec,
and the Future of Canada
and co-editor of Braving the New World: Readings in Contemporary Politics.

Barbara Boyle Torrey is a visiting scholar at the Population Reference Bureau. She has held several research positions, including Executive Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Research Council of the US National Academy of Sciences and Chief of the Center for International Research at the Census Bureau. She has edited two other books and published a number of articles on global population and comparative income and poverty trends.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction,
David M. Thomas and Barbara Boyle Torrey

Data Gold Mines and Minefields: Doing Comparative Research on Canada and the United States,
Barbara Boyle Torrey

Part I: Perceptions, Values, and Democracy

1. Imagining Each Other,
Stephen Brooks

2. Canadian and American Values Divergences: The Narcissism of Small Differences?
Michael Adams

3. Football, Frats, and Fun vs. Commuters, Cold, and Carping: The Social and Psychological Context of Higher Education in Canada and the United States,
Henry Srebrnik (with David M. Thomas)

4. Population Tectonics: Births, Deaths, and Immigration in North America,
Barbara Boyle Torrey

Appendix I: Data Sources for Future Research

Part II: Social Policies and Safety Nets

5. Race, Territorial Integration, and Public Policy in the United States and Canada,
Gerard W. Boychuk

6. Extravagant Americans, Healthier Canadians: The Bottom Line in North American Health Care,
Robert G. Evans

7. Welfare, Safety Nets, and Values,
John Harles

8. What Price Canadian? Taxation and Debt Compared,
David Perry

Appendix II: Data Sources for Future Research

Part III: Laws, Crimes, and Courts

9. Two Nations Under Law,
Hon. Roger P. Kerans

10. Unexpected Convergences: Judging Democracy in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts,
Christopher Manfredi and Mark Rush

11. Crime and Crime Trends in Canada and the United States,
Marc Ouimet

12. Rhetoric, Reality, and Rights: Comparing Canadian and American Aboriginal Policy,
Kathy Brock

Appendix III: Data Sources for Future Research

Part IV: Political Institutions and Politics

13. Past Futures: The Development and Evolution of American and Canadian Federalism,
David M. Thomas

14. A Tale of Two Senates,
Roger Gibbins and Peter McCormick

15. Prime Ministers and Presidents,
Jennifer Smith

16. Turning Out or Tuning Out? Electoral Participation in Canada and the United States,
Michael Martinez

17. Environmental Policy in Canada and the United States: Climate Change and Continuing Distinctiveness,
Debora VanNijnatten

18. Resolving Disputes: No One Path,
David Biette

Appendix IV: Data Sources for Future Research

Conclusion: Improving Our Mutual Understanding,
David M. Thomas

Notes on Contributors

Index

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