Conservatism in Canada

Edited by James Farney and David Rayside

© 2013

With the electoral success of the Harper Conservatives federally and of a number of conservative parties provincially, the topic of Canadian conservatism is more important to our understanding of Canadian party politics than ever before. This timely volume presents the first comprehensive examination of Canadian conservatism in a generation – a period during which its nature has changed substantially.

Conservatism in Canada explores the ideological character of contemporary Canadian conservatism, its support in the electorate, its impact on public policies such as immigration and foreign policy, and its articulation at both federal and provincial levels. The essays include comparisons with other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as specific examinations of conservatism in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec.

Featuring contributions by both established and new scholars in the fields of political science and public policy, this volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the changing nature of Canadian conservatism and its broader implications for the future of this country.

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Conservatism in Canada explores the ideological character of contemporary Canadian conservatism, its support in the electorate, its impact on public policies such as immigration and foreign policy, and its articulation at both federal and provincial levels.

Conservatism in Canada

Edited by James Farney and David Rayside

© 2013

With the electoral success of the Harper Conservatives federally and of a number of conservative parties provincially, the topic of Canadian conservatism is more important to our understanding of Canadian party politics than ever before. This timely volume presents the first comprehensive examination of Canadian conservatism in a generation – a period during which its nature has changed substantially.

Conservatism in Canada explores the ideological character of contemporary Canadian conservatism, its support in the electorate, its impact on public policies such as immigration and foreign policy, and its articulation at both federal and provincial levels. The essays include comparisons with other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as specific examinations of conservatism in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec.

Featuring contributions by both established and new scholars in the fields of political science and public policy, this volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the changing nature of Canadian conservatism and its broader implications for the future of this country.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘This collection serves as an important purpose of showing just how wide and varied Canadian conservatism actually is…This book’s innovative mix of voices and outlooks should be read by anyone interested in understanding more about the distinctive aspects of Conservatism, conservatism and the pivotal developments that have occurred within Canada’s Right.’
    Michael Taube
    Literary Review of Canada vol 22:03:2014

    “Farney and Rayside have assembled an impressive array of authors to examine conservatism as a set of beliefs, the Conservative Party and its provincial counterparts, and the Conservative government. There is no other book that collects these insights together.”


    Harold Jansen, Department of Political Science, University of Lethbridge

    Conservatism in Canada is so well done that I had a hard time putting it down.”


    Rand Dyck, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
  • Author Information

    James Farney is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Regina. He is the author of Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States.


    David Rayside is a professor in the Department of Political Science and an associate of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of  Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions: Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States.
  • Table of contents

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    Preface

    Introduction

    Chapter 1: The Meanings of Conservative
    by James Farney (University of Regina, Political Science) and David Rayside (Political Science and associate of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto)

    Philosophical, Attitudinal, and Religious Foundations

    Chapter 2: The Structure and Dynamics of Public Opinion
    by Chris Cochrane (University of Toronto, Political Science)

    Chapter 3: Canadian Populism in the Era of the United Right
    by James Farney (University of Regina, Political Science)

    Chapter 4: The Triumph of Neo-Liberalism Within Partisan Conservatism in Canada
    by Steve Patten (University of Alberta, Political Science)

    The Conservative Party of Canada
    Chapter 5: Something Blue: The Harper Conservatives as Garrison Party
    by Tom Flanagan (University of Calgary, Political Science)

    Chapter 6: Immigration, Citizenship, and Canada’s New Conservative Party
    by Inder Marwah (Acadia University, Department of Politics), Phil Triadafilopoulos (University of Toronto Scarborough, Political Science), and Steven White (Concordia University, Political Science)

    Chapter 7: Fiscal Frugality and Party Politics
    by John Frendreis  (Loyola University, Political Science) and Raymond Tatalovich (Loyola University, Political Science)

    Chapter 8: A Conservative Foreign Policy? Canada and Australia Compared
    by Alan Bloomfield (Queen’s University, Political Science) and Kim Nossal (Queen’s University, Political Science)

    Chapter 9: Women, Feminism, and the Harper Conservatives
    by Karen Bird (McMaster University, Political Science) and Andrea Rowe (McMaster University, Political Science)

    Chapter 10: The Relationship Between the Conservative Party of Canada and Evangelicals and Social Conservatives
    by Jonathan Malloy (Carleton University, Political Science)

    Provincial Conservatism

    Chapter 11: Provincial Conservatism
    by Nelson Wiseman (University of Toronto, Political Science)

    Chapter 12: American Protestantism and the Roots of ‘Populist Conservatism in Alberta
    by Clark Banack (York University, Political Science)

    Chapter 13: Albertans’ Conservative Beliefs
    by David Stewart (University of Calgary, Political Science) and Anthony Sayers (University of Calgary, Political Science)

    Chapter 14: Moral Conservatism and Ontario Party Politics
    by David Rayside (Political Science and associate of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto)

    Chapter 15: The Blue Electorate in Quebec and Support for the ADQ and the CPC
    by Andrea Lawlor (McGill University, Political Science) and Éric Bélanger (McGill University, Political Science)

    Chapter 16: Epitaph for a Conservative Insurgency in Quebec: The Rise and Fall — and Rise and Fall — of the Action démocratique du Québec, 1994-2008
    by Brian Tanguay (Wilfrid Laurier University, Political Science)

    Conclusion

    Chapter 17: The Distinctive Evolution of Canadian Conservatism
    by David Rayside (Political Science and associate of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto) and James Farney (University of Regina, Political Science)

    Selected Bibliography

    Contributors

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