Canada's Politics: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government by Eric MintzCanada's Politics: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government by Eric Mintz

Canada's Politics: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government

byEric Mintz, Livianna Tossutti, Christopher Dunn

Paperback | February 1, 2013

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This text provides students with an introduction to the major aspects of Canadian politics with a special emphasis on the unique challenges our diverse population places on the practice of democracy and good government. With each aspect covered, it raises thought-provoking questions designed to encourage students to think critically about the important issues and topics currently shaping politics in Canada. Featuring relatable examples, a full-colour interior, and a jargon-free writing style, Canadian Politics will engage students and provide them with the foundation they need for future study.

Eric Mintz is an associate professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research interests include Canadian politics, political parties and elections, and environmental politics. He is also the lead author of Politics, Power, and the Common Good:...
Title:Canada's Politics: Democracy, Diversity and Good GovernmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.4 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132924692

ISBN - 13:9780132924696

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Table of Contents



PART I: Introduction

1. Introduction


PART II: The Context of Canadian Politics

2. The Historical Context

3. The Economy

4. The Canadian Nation, Identity, and the Challenge of Cultural Diversity

5. Political Culture

6. Canada’s Place in the World (formerly Chapter 18)


PART III: Public Involvement, Organization, and Influence

7. Political Participation and Civic Engagement

8. Political Influence: Interest Groups, Lobbyists and Social Movements

9. Political Parties

10. Elections, the Electoral System, Voting Behaviour


PART IV: The Constitution, the Federal System, and Aboriginal Peoples

11. The Constitution and Constitutional Change

12. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

13. Aboriginal Rights and Governance

14. The Federal System


PART V: The Institutions of Government

15. The Executive

16. Parliament

17. The Public Bureaucracy

18. The Judicial System: Law and the Courts




Editorial Reviews

“The boxed material in the chapters is quite interesting and would certainly provide some useful context for students. It would be quite easy to generate classroom discussion and debates based upon any of the boxes.” --Andrew Molloy, Cape Breton University   “One of the strengths of the text is that it is pitched at a first year audience .” --Paul Prosperi, Langara College   “I used the first edition of this book in the past and I would choose this edition as it more clearly deals with and talks about public involvement in Canadian politics and touches on all of the topics I cover much better than the first.” --Anonymous