Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy

Paperback | March 8, 2012

EditorHerman Bakvis, Grace Skogstad

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Contributed by some of Canada's leading political scientists, the 18 original essays of this well-respected collection present an accessible, rigorous, and balanced assessment of Canadian federalism today. New chapters on regionalism, Quebec, and immigration complement updated examinations ofsuch topics as fiscal federalism, the party system, Aboriginal politics, the urban agenda, and environmental policy, making this comprehensive and up-to-date volume an ideal introduction to Canadian federalism in the current political context.

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Contributed by some of Canada's leading political scientists, the 18 original essays of this well-respected collection present an accessible, rigorous, and balanced assessment of Canadian federalism today. New chapters on regionalism, Quebec, and immigration complement updated examinations ofsuch topics as fiscal federalism, the party ...

Herman Bakvis has been a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Victoria since 2005. His teaching and research interests include federalism and intergovernmental relations, the policy process, and public sector governance. From 1990 to 1992 he was Research Coordinator with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:March 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: The History, Institutions, and Processes of Canadian Federalism1. Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy - Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad2. The Political Economy of Regionalism and Federalism (NEW!) - Garth Stevenson3. Quebec and the Canadian Federation (NEW!) - David Cameron4. Parliamentary Canada and Intergovernmental Canada: Exploring the Tensions - Richard Simeon and Amy Nugent5. The Courts, the Constitution, and Dispute Resolution - Gerald Baier6. Federalism, Political Parties, and the Burden of National Unity: Still Making Federalism Do the Heavy Lifting? - Herman Bakvis and A. Brian TanguayPart II: The Social and Economic Union7. Fiscal Federalism: Maintaining a Balance - Douglas M. Brown8. The Three Federalisms Revisited: Social Policy and Intergovernmental Decision-Making - Keith G. Banting9. Health Care - Antonia Maioni10. 'No-lateralism': Paradoxes in Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in the Canadian Federation - Martha Friendly and Linda A. White11. International Trade and the Evolution of Canadian Federalism - Grace Skogstad12. Federalism and Economic Adjustment: Skills and Economic Development in the Face of Globalization - Rodney Haddow13. Federalism and Climate Change Policy - Mark Winfield and Douglas Macdonald14. Remaking Immigration: Asymmetric Decentralization and Canadian Federalism (NEW!) - Keith G. BantingPart III: Re-Imagining the Federation15. Canadian Federalism and the Emerging Mosaic of Aboriginal Multi-Level Governance - Martin Papillon16. The Urban Agenda - Andrew Sancton17. Democratizing Executive Federalism: The Role of Non-Governmental Actors in Intergovernmental Agreements - Julie Simmons18. Conclusion: Taking Stock of Canadian Federalism - Grace Skogstad and Herman Bakvis

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"An excellent examination of the contemporary state of federalism in Canada. . . . I look forward to reading and using the third edition." --Cheryl Collier, University of Windsor