The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Seventh Edition

By Patrick Malcolmson, Richard Myers, Gerald Baier, and Thomas M.J. Bateman

© 2021

Using a traditional historical-institutional approach, The Canadian Regime introduces students to the idea of the regime, which is a lens through which they can see how institutions interact with the basic principles of the political order. The authors explain how the Canadian liberal democratic regime was founded on the fundamental principles of liberty, equality, and consent and discuss the ways in which Canada’s institutions have developed and operate in accordance with these principles. The authors also examine how the regime has at times failed to follow these principles, particularly with respect to Canada’s Indigenous peoples, and how reforms to Canada’s governing institutions challenge historical assumptions concerning parliamentary government and federalism. Now in its seventh edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to Canadian politics, making Canada's unique government and systems clear to students. This edition is updated with the results of the 2019 federal election.

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  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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This book provides a concise explanation of the fundamental principles and primary institutions of the Canadian political regime.

The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Seventh Edition

By Patrick Malcolmson, Richard Myers, Gerald Baier, and Thomas M.J. Bateman

© 2021

Using a traditional historical-institutional approach, The Canadian Regime introduces students to the idea of the regime, which is a lens through which they can see how institutions interact with the basic principles of the political order. The authors explain how the Canadian liberal democratic regime was founded on the fundamental principles of liberty, equality, and consent and discuss the ways in which Canada’s institutions have developed and operate in accordance with these principles. The authors also examine how the regime has at times failed to follow these principles, particularly with respect to Canada’s Indigenous peoples, and how reforms to Canada’s governing institutions challenge historical assumptions concerning parliamentary government and federalism. Now in its seventh edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to Canadian politics, making Canada's unique government and systems clear to students. This edition is updated with the results of the 2019 federal election.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Patrick Malcolmson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at St. Thomas University.


    Richard Myers is the Principal of St. Paul’s University College, University of Waterloo.


    Gerald Baier is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.


    Thomas M.J. Bateman is a professor in the Department of Political Science at St Thomas University.
  • Table of contents

    Part One: Introduction
    1. Canada's Regime Principles
    2. The Constitution

    Part Two: A Constitution Similar in Principle to That of the United Kingdom
    3. Responsible Government
    4. The Crown and Its Servants
    5. Parliament
    6. Elections
    7. Parties

    Part Three: A Constitution Similar in Principle to that of the United States
    8. Federalism
    9. The Charter
    10. The Judiciary

    Conclusion

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