Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada's Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era

Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada's Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era

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ISBN-13: 9781442611795
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy Series
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bryan M. Evans is a professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.


Charles W. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Neoliberal Transformations
The Transformation of Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in a Neoliberal Era (Bryan Evans and Charles W. Smith)

Part One: Resistance and Neoliberal Restructuring in Atlantic Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador, 1979–2011: Contradiction and Continuity in a Neoliberal era (Sean T. Cadigan)

Politics on Prince Edward Island: Plus ça change… (Peter McKenna)

Nova Scotia: Fiscal Crisis and Party System Transition (Peter Clancy)

The Political Economy of New Brunswick: Selling New Brunswick Power (Don Desserud)

Part Two: Neoliberalism and the Decline of Central Canada

Québec Nationalism and Québec Politics from Left to Right (Peter Graefe)

The Transformation of Ontario Politics: The Long Assent of Neoliberalism (Bryan Evans and Charles W. Smith)

Part Three: Neoliberalism and the “New” West

The Politics of Inoculation in Manitoba: Sustaining Electoral Success through the Third Way (Byron Sheldrick)

Saskatchewan: From Cradle of Social Democracy to Neoliberalism’s Sandbox (Aidan D. Conway and J.F. Conway)

The Politics of Alberta’s One-Party State (Steve Patten)

British Columbia: The Neoliberal Politics of Centre-Right Coalition (Dennis Pilon)

Part Four: New Opportunities and Old Problems: The North

Managing the Moraine: Political Economy and Political Culture Approaches to Assessing the Success of Nunavut (Ailsa Henderson and Graham White)

The Northwest Territories: A New Day? (Gabrielle Slowey)

The Yukon: A New Era of First Nations Governance and Intergovernmental Relations (Gabrielle Slowey)

Epilogue: The Transformation of Provincial Societies

Mapping the Neoliberal Transformation in Canada’s Provinces (Bryan Evans and Charles W. Smith)

What People are Saying About This

Stephen McBride

“There is no other work that deals as comprehensively with how neoliberalism has shaped Canada’s provinces and territories. Transforming Provincial Politics is an outstanding collection.”

John Peters

Transforming Provincial Politics represents a major step forward for Canadian political economy. Every page provides fresh insights on how neoliberalism has remade provincial governments – often to the benefit of business and the affluent alike. Evans and Smith’s collection of rigorously researched and well-argued chapters is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the inner workings of provincial politics today.”

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