Federalism and Political Community: Essays in Honour of Donald Smiley

Edited by David Shugarman and Reginald Whitaker.

© 1989

This volume combines 24 essays by a remarkable group of leading Canadian political scientists. Covering such topics as regionalism, the role of the state in Canadian life, bilingualism, the constitution and the charter of rights, communications policy and the role of the media in politics, the book offers a fully rounded picture of Canadian politics as the 1980s draw to a close.

The occasion that inspired this remarkable meeting of minds was a conference at York University in honour of David Smiley, who for over two generations has exerted enormous influence, both through his teaching and through his many writings, on the way in which Canadians view their political system.

The book includes four essays on Smiley and the importance of his work, an address by Smiley himself, and a full bibliography of his writings.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 488 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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The book includes four essays on Smiley and the importance of his work, an address by Smiley himself, and a full bibliography of his writings.

Federalism and Political Community: Essays in Honour of Donald Smiley

Edited by David Shugarman and Reginald Whitaker.

© 1989

This volume combines 24 essays by a remarkable group of leading Canadian political scientists. Covering such topics as regionalism, the role of the state in Canadian life, bilingualism, the constitution and the charter of rights, communications policy and the role of the media in politics, the book offers a fully rounded picture of Canadian politics as the 1980s draw to a close.

The occasion that inspired this remarkable meeting of minds was a conference at York University in honour of David Smiley, who for over two generations has exerted enormous influence, both through his teaching and through his many writings, on the way in which Canadians view their political system.

The book includes four essays on Smiley and the importance of his work, an address by Smiley himself, and a full bibliography of his writings.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 488 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "If Canada cannot become a political community -- one community, not two -- it is not worth preserving."
    "So if Toryism is to be celebrated in this a country -- and I see little reason why it should be -- let good taste and a sense of the appropriate confine such ceremonials to the well-appointed premises of Massy College and/or the Albany Club." Donald Smiley
  • Author Information

    David Shugarman is Director of the York University Centre for Practical Ethics, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Master of McLoughlin College at York University.



    Reginald Whitaker is a professor of Political Science, York University.

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