Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, Third Edition
Provinces is now established as the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of Canadian provincial politics and government. The authors of each chapter draw on their particular expertise to examine themes and issues pertaining to all the provinces from a comparative perspective.
The book is organized into four major sections – political landscapes, the state of democracy in the provinces, political structures and processes, and provincial public policy. The third edition features eleven new chapters, including: province building, provincial constitutions, provincial judicial systems, plurality voting in the provinces, voting patterns in the provinces, provincial public service, provincial party financing, provincial health policy, social policy, climate change, and labour market policy. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
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- Page Count: 600 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.5in x 9.0in
"Christopher Dunn's Provinces has long been an invaluable instructional tool for anyone teaching courses on various aspects of Canadian provincial politics. Bringing together an impressive cast of new and established scholars, the third edition improves appreciably on what was already a first-rate collection, with accessible and theoretically informed chapters exploring the patterns of democracy and public policy at the provincial level. Provinces will undoubtedly remain an essential teaching resource for years to come."
Brian Tanguay, Wilfrid Laurier University
Author InformationChristopher Dunn is Professor of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Table of contentsList of Illustrations
Part One: Surveying Provincial Political Landscapes
1. Provincial Political Cultures, Nelson Wiseman
2. Political Developments in the Provinces, 2005–2015, Rand Dyck
3. Province-Building and Canadian Political Science, Matt Wilder and Michael Howlett
4. Variation in Women’s Status across the Provinces, 1999–2014, Brenda O'Neill
Part Two: Democracy, Provincial Style
5. Partisan Competition in the Canadian Provinces, David K. Stewart, Anthony Sayers, and R. Kenneth Carty
6. Provincial Election Finance Laws, Heather MacIvor
7. Centrism, Ideological Polarization, and the Canadian Provincial Voter, David McGrane
8. Plurality Voting and Comparative Systemic Failure since 1956, Alan Siaroff
9. Provincial and Territorial Political Data Since 1900, Alan Siaroff
Part Three: Provincial Structures and Processes
10. What Is the Constitution of a Province?, Justice Malcolm Rowe and J. Michael Collins
11. Premiers and Cabinets, Christopher Dunn
12. Evaluating Provincial and Territorial Legislatures, Paul Thomas and Graham White
13. Provincial Judicial Systems, Peter McCormick
14. Converging Provincial Public Services, Ken Rasmussen
Part Four: Provincial Public Policy
15. The Provinces and Health Policy, Katherine Fierlbeck
16. Social Policy in Canada’s Multiple Welfare States, Michael J. Prince
17. The Provinces and Climate Policy, Kathryn Harrison and Tyler Bryant
18. Labour-Market Policies in the Provinces, Morley Gunderson and Rafael Gomez
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