The Politics of Ontario
Ontario is the most populous of Canada's provinces, contains the country's largest city, and continues to be the centre of finance, IT, and media. It is also experiencing significant changes and upheavals. The Politics of Ontario is the first comprehensive book on Ontario's politics, government, and public policy since Graham White's The Government and Politics of Ontario in 1997. Although The Politics of Ontario follows in the same tradition, it departs in several ways. While not losing sight of the enduring themes of Ontario politics and political culture, it reflects the fact that Ontario is no longer Canada's primary economic engine. Instead of emphasizing the continuity and gradual evolution of Ontario politics, it focuses on change, disruption, and the uncertainty of the political and policy environment through explorations of fiscal and economic policy, the environment, labour, multiculturalism, and the complexities of urbanization, with particular attention given to greater Toronto. The book is divided into four parts: Settings, Institutions, Politics, and Policy. It contains 28 charts, tables, and graphs, and features contributions by virtually all of the leading scholars in the field, including an introductory chapter by Graham White.
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 368 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
"The authors are to be commended for what they have achieved. This collective study of the politics and government of Ontario is a worthy successor to the pioneering efforts headed by Donald MacDonald and Graham White."
The Canadian Historical Review Vol 99:2: June 2018
Author InformationCheryl N. Collier is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women at the University of Windsor.
Jonathan Malloy is Professor at Carleton University.
Table of contents
List of Tables and Figures
Part 1: The Setting
1. Ontario Then and Now
2. The Political Economy of Ontario
3. The Social and Economic Context of Ontario Politics
4. Culture in Ontario: Old and New
Part 2: Institutions
5. The Ontario Legislature: Living Up to Its Democratic Potential amidst Political Change?
6. The Commanding Heights of Power and Politics in Ontario
7. Local Government and Politics in Ontario
8. Ontario and Contemporary Intergovernmental Relations: Still a Responsible Partner in Confederation?
Julie M. Simmons
Part 3: Politics
9. Media in Ontario Politics: The Press Gallery in the Twenty-First Century
10. Continuity and Change in Northern Ontario
11. Political Parties and the Party System in Ontario
12. A Path Well Travelled or Hope on the Horizon? Women, Gender, and Politics in Ontario
Cheryl N. Collier
13. An Inside Look at the Ontario Liberals in Power
Part 4: Policy
14. Environmental Policy in Ontario: Greening the Province from the Dynasty to Wynne
15. Ontario’s Multiple Identities: Politics & Policy in a Diverse Province
16. The Politics of Labour and Labour Relations in Ontario
17. Toronto and the GTA: Changing Contours of Governance in Ontario’s Global City
Awards2017 Speaker’s Book Award Finalist - in 2017
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