The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics: Cases in Process and Policy, fourth edition

Written by Robert M. Campbell, Leslie Pal, and Michael Howlett

© 2004

Fifteen years ago the first edition of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics was published to wide acclaim in university classrooms across the country. Its case study approach to Canadian politics and public policy was a unique contribution, and its enormous popularity resulted in two more editions in the following five years. In all three editions, interesting and compelling contemporary cases presented policy issues in a deliberately dramatic narrative style, emphasizing the passions, personalities, and unpredictability of Canadian politics. Real Worlds was a widely read companion volume to more traditional textbooks, illustrating the "real worlds" of Canadian politics while offering students opportunities for discussion and debate.

This new edition of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics renews this tradition and the case study approach established by the earlier editions. It zeroes in on five key areas of policy activity at the federal level during the late stages of the Chrétien government and the beginning of the Paul Martin era. The volume considers the political and policy implications of deregulation in two vital industries — airlines and banking — whose claims that "bigger is better" in the globalized environment defied the general political desire for increased competition. And the hard politics of trade that have dogged governments since the Free Trade Agreement was signed is covered in a case study of the controversial Canada-US softwood lumber dispute. Highly charged and emotional issues that defy easy or traditional solutions are also addressed, such as those affecting First Nations and women. Case studies examine the real worlds of First Nations land claims as illustrated in one of the most dramatic accomplishments to date — the Nisga'a settlement — and the explosive issue of gun control after the Montreal massacre.

The fourth edition of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics is a collaborative enterprise, combining an editorial team and a superb research group comprising Karen Lochead, Andrea Migone, and Russell Williams of Simon Fraser University, and Samuel Bottomley of Carleton University.

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  • Page Count: 349 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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"... an absolutely first-class addition to the literature and an incomparable teaching aid." - John Meisel, Queen's University

The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics: Cases in Process and Policy, fourth edition

Written by Robert M. Campbell, Leslie Pal, and Michael Howlett

© 2004

Fifteen years ago the first edition of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics was published to wide acclaim in university classrooms across the country. Its case study approach to Canadian politics and public policy was a unique contribution, and its enormous popularity resulted in two more editions in the following five years. In all three editions, interesting and compelling contemporary cases presented policy issues in a deliberately dramatic narrative style, emphasizing the passions, personalities, and unpredictability of Canadian politics. Real Worlds was a widely read companion volume to more traditional textbooks, illustrating the "real worlds" of Canadian politics while offering students opportunities for discussion and debate.

This new edition of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics renews this tradition and the case study approach established by the earlier editions. It zeroes in on five key areas of policy activity at the federal level during the late stages of the Chrétien government and the beginning of the Paul Martin era. The volume considers the political and policy implications of deregulation in two vital industries — airlines and banking — whose claims that "bigger is better" in the globalized environment defied the general political desire for increased competition. And the hard politics of trade that have dogged governments since the Free Trade Agreement was signed is covered in a case study of the controversial Canada-US softwood lumber dispute. Highly charged and emotional issues that defy easy or traditional solutions are also addressed, such as those affecting First Nations and women. Case studies examine the real worlds of First Nations land claims as illustrated in one of the most dramatic accomplishments to date — the Nisga'a settlement — and the explosive issue of gun control after the Montreal massacre.

The fourth edition of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics is a collaborative enterprise, combining an editorial team and a superb research group comprising Karen Lochead, Andrea Migone, and Russell Williams of Simon Fraser University, and Samuel Bottomley of Carleton University.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 349 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ... an outstanding success … highly readable … well-researched — a real benefit to students of Canadian government and politics.


    Public Administration in Canada

    ... an absolutely first-class addition to the literature and an incomparable teaching aid.


    John Meisel, Queen's University

    ... makes a useful and distinctive contribution to the textbook literature ... a model of economy and coherence in the way it presents its material, and the writing style is clear and effective.


    Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • Author Information

    Robert Campbell is Dean of Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University.



    Leslie Pal is Director of the School of Public Administration at Carleton University.



    Michael Howlett is Burnaby Mountain Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University and Yong Pung How Chair Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.
  • Table of contents

    Preface to the Fourth Edition

    Introduction
    Robert M. Campbell, Leslie A. Pal, and Michael Howlett

    1. Locked and Loaded: Gun Control Policy in Canada

      Samuel A. Bottomley

    2. Air Farce: Airline Policy in a Deregulatory Environment

      Robert M. Campbell, Leslie A. Pal, and Andrea Migone  

    3. Mergers if Necessary, but not Necessarily Mergers: Competition and Consolidation at Canada's "Big Banks"

      Russell Alan Williams

    4. Speaking Loudly and Carrying a Very Large Stick: Hardball Politics and Softwood Lumber

      Robert M. Campbell, Leslie A. Pal, and Andrea Migone

    5. Whose Land is it Anyway?: The Long Road to the Nisga'a Treaty

      Karen E. Lochead

    Index

     

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