by Jennifer Smith


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One of nine volumes examining specific areas of Canadian democratic life (accompanied by a tenth, synthetic volume), this text provides an audit of Canadian federalism. Author Smith (political science, Dalhousie U., Canada) applies the concepts of inclusiveness, participation, and responsiveness in order to "assess the democratic credentials of federalism." Chapters addressing the success of Canadian federalism in relation to each of these concepts are bracketed at the beginning by a discussion of the democratic parameters of federalism in general and the central features of current Canadian federalism and at the end by proposals aimed at increasing the democratic potential of the Canadian federal system. Distributed in the US by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774810609
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Series: Canadian Democratic Audit Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgments1. Auditing Federalism in Canada2. Federalism and Democracy3. Canadian Federalism4. Democratic Audit of Inclusiveness in the Federal System5. Democratic Audit of Participation in the Federal System6. Democratic Audit of Responsiveness in the Federal System7. The Democratic Audit and Change in the Federal System8. The Need for ChangeDiscussion QuestionsAdditional ReadingWorks CitedIndex

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