Continuity and Change in Canadian Politics: Essays in Honour of David E. Smith

Edited by Hans J. Michelmann and Cristine de Clercy

© 2006

The state of Canadian politics is in constant flux. Current and recent issues and events have led to a host of changes in the way politics is done in this country and there are no signs of this trend coming to an end. In Continuity and Change in Canadian Politics, Hans J. Michelmann and Cristine de Clercy, along with some of the leading names in Canadian political scholarship, provide a many-sided assessment of contemporary Canadian government and politics to honour the career of their eminent colleague, David E. Smith.

The contributors to this collection address a range of policy sectors and institutional features. These include the changing constitution, the senior civil service, the impact of NAFTA, federal-provincial relations, unilateralism in social policy, Aboriginal self-government, citizenship and immigration policies, coalition governments, agriculture, and, of course, Smith's impact on the political scholarship of Western Canada. Change and Continuity in Canadian Politics gets to the heart of key issues and provides important insights into contemporary Canadian government and politics.

Contributors:
Christine de Clercy
Ken Coates
Thomas J. Courchene
Joseph Garcea
Roger Gibbons
Brooke Jeffrey
Gregory P. Marchildon
Hans J. Michelmann
Éric Montpetit
Greg Poelzer
Peter H. Russell
Donald J. Savoie
Grace Skogstad

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.3in
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Change and Continuity in Canadian Politics gets to the heart of key issues and provides important insights into contemporary Canadian government and politics.

Continuity and Change in Canadian Politics: Essays in Honour of David E. Smith

Edited by Hans J. Michelmann and Cristine de Clercy

© 2006

The state of Canadian politics is in constant flux. Current and recent issues and events have led to a host of changes in the way politics is done in this country and there are no signs of this trend coming to an end. In Continuity and Change in Canadian Politics, Hans J. Michelmann and Cristine de Clercy, along with some of the leading names in Canadian political scholarship, provide a many-sided assessment of contemporary Canadian government and politics to honour the career of their eminent colleague, David E. Smith.

The contributors to this collection address a range of policy sectors and institutional features. These include the changing constitution, the senior civil service, the impact of NAFTA, federal-provincial relations, unilateralism in social policy, Aboriginal self-government, citizenship and immigration policies, coalition governments, agriculture, and, of course, Smith's impact on the political scholarship of Western Canada. Change and Continuity in Canadian Politics gets to the heart of key issues and provides important insights into contemporary Canadian government and politics.

Contributors:
Christine de Clercy
Ken Coates
Thomas J. Courchene
Joseph Garcea
Roger Gibbons
Brooke Jeffrey
Gregory P. Marchildon
Hans J. Michelmann
Éric Montpetit
Greg Poelzer
Peter H. Russell
Donald J. Savoie
Grace Skogstad

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Hans J. Michelmann is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.



    Cristine de Clercy is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction
    HANS J. MICHELMANN

    1. Constitutional Politics: In a New Era Canada Returns to Old Methods
      PETER H. RUSSELL

    2. The North American Free Trade Agreement and Canadian Federalism
      THOMAS J. COURCHENE

    3. Intrastate Federalism and the Civil Service
      DONALD J. SAVOIE

    4. DECLINING LEGitimacy and Canadian Federalism: An Examination of Policy-Making in Agriculture and Biomedicine
      ÉRIC MONTPETIT

    5. From Collaborative Federalism to the New Unilateralism: Implications for the Welfare State
      BROOKE JEFFREY

    6. Aboriginal Peoples and the Crown in Canada: Completing the Canadian Experiment
      GREG POELZER and KEN COATES

    7. Provincial Coalition Governments in Canada: An Interpretive Survey
      GREGORY P. MARCHILDON

    8. The Third Phase of the Canadian Citizenship Project: Reform Objectives and Obstacles
      JOSEPH GARCEA

    9. The Liberal Party, Insensitivity, and Western Canadian Agriculture: Does the Account Still Stand Up?
      GRACE SKOGSTAD

    10. The West in Canada: Through the Scholarship Lens of David E. Smith
      ROGER GIBBINS

    Conclusion
    CRISTINE DE CLERCY

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