Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics
Published: February 2019© 2019
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 520 Pages
Illustrations: 3 b&w tables
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
520 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, 3 b&w tables
Bringing together political theorists and specialists in Canadian politics, Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics combines conceptual frameworks from political theory and empirical evidence to offer fresh perspectives on political events in contemporary Canada. Examining complex and timely subjects such as equality, social justice, democracy, citizenship, and ethnic diversity, contributors present current and archival research supplemented with insights drawn from political theory to give readers a deep and nuanced understanding of increasingly pressing issues in Canadian society.
For scholars and students seeking a work of political theory that is tangible, focused, and connected to the real world of everyday politics, Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics will be an important resource, combining philosophical insights and empirical evidence to enhance our understanding of contemporary Canadian politics.
1. From Grant to Hayek: The Shifting Nature of Canadian Conservatism
2. Canadian Liberalism as a Distinctive Tradition
3. What Does “Progressive” Mean? The Political Theory of Social Democracy and Reform Liberalism in Canada
4. It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got that Swing: Ideology in the Age of Emotion
Part II: Equality and Social Justice
5. The Changing Normativity of the Canadian Welfare State
6. “How We Treat Our Women is Our Business!” Legal Pluralism’s Impact on Women’s Citizenship in Federations
7. Autonomy, Rights, and Euthanasia Policy: Lessons from John Stuart Mill
8. What’s Wrong With Private Schools?
Part III: Democracy and Citizenship
9. Deliberative Democracy: The Canadian Experience
10. Democracy and the Problem of Constitutional Change in Canada
11. Does Canada have a Founding Moment?
Part IV: Ethnic Diversity and Minority Rights
12. Self-Determination Theory: Political and Psychological
13. Beyond Multiculturalism: Indigenous Normativity and the Search for a Legitimate Constitution
14. Equality Rights, Multiculturalism, and Public Reason in Canada
Part V: Nationalism
15. Lament for a Pre-Modern Nation?
16. Culture and National Identity in Quebec
17. The Conqueror’s Mask: Canada as an Empire-State
Part VI: Canada in the World
18. The Legitimacy of Judicial Review: The Strength of the Weak
19. Canada and the International Responsibilities to Protect and Prosecute in Cases of Mass Atrocity
20. Immigration and Borders in Canada: Looking Outward, Looking Inward, and Breaking Away from Legacies
"In my view, this book is long overdue. Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics seeks to bridge the gap between empirical and theoretical approaches to politics and, moreover, to demonstrate the relevance and usefulness of applying concepts and frameworks from the realm of political theory to issues and subjects that arise in the study of contemporary Canadian politics."Stephen Brooks, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor
"This is a very good collection of essays, with each chapter engaging with contemporary political theory and current issues in Canadian politics."Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University