Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches

Paperback | February 14, 2013

byRand Dyck, Christopher Cochrane

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This new seventh edition of Critical Approaches seeks to make informed critics of its readers by presenting the challenging concepts of Canada's political system with a balanced account of both political institutions and social influencers. It explores systemic inequalities in political power, exploring the 'environment' of the Canadian political system, emphasizing its societal setting with discussions of regionalism, Aboriginal peoples, the French-English cleavage, ethnocultural groups, gender, class, age, religion, urban/rural location, and the global environment. With a new author - Chris Cochrane - and a fresh set of analytical models, this authoritative text delves into fascinating topics such as political culture, the mass media, public opinion polls, elections, parties, and advocacy groups, introducing readers to the vibrant and dynamic world of Canadian politics. Blogs and regular updates on the supporting website help keep it all relevant!

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This new seventh edition of Critical Approaches seeks to make informed critics of its readers by presenting the challenging concepts of Canada's political system with a balanced account of both political institutions and social influencers. It explores systemic inequalities in political power, exploring the 'environment' of the Canadia...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.13 × 7.31 × 1 inPublished:February 14, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176509461

ISBN - 13:9780176509460

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PrefacePart One: IntroductionChapter 1: Approaching the Study of PoliticsChapter 2: Institutional Foundations and the Evolution of the StatePart Two: The Societal Context: Cleavages And IdentitiesChapter 3: RegionalismChapter 4: Aboriginal PeoplesChapter 5: French Canada and the Quebec QuestionChapter 6: Ethnocultural MinoritiesChapter 7: GenderChapter 8: ClassChapter 9: Urban/Rural Location, Religion, and AgeChapter 10: Canada's External Environment: The United States and the WorldPart Three: Linking People to GovernmentChapter 11: The Canadian Political CultureChapter 12: Political Socialization, the Mass Media, and Public Opinion PollsChapter 13: Elections and the Electoral SystemChapter 14: Political Parties and the Party SystemChapter 15: The Election Campaign, Voting, and Political ParticipationChapter 16: Advocacy Groups, Social Movements, and LobbyingPart Four: The Constitutional ContextChapter 17: The Canadian Constitution and Constitutional ChangeChapter 18: The Federal SystemChapter 19: The Charter of Rights and FreedomsPart Five: GoverningChapter 20: The Policymaking Process and Policy InstrumentsChapter 21: The Executive: Crown, Prime Minister, and CabinetChapter 22: The BureaucracyChapter 23: ParliamentChapter 24: The JudiciaryGlossaryIndex