Inside Canadian Politics

Paperback | January 7, 2016

byAlex Marland, Jared J. Wesley

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This contemporary and accessible introduction to Canadian politics provides a modern perspective on the institutions and issues at the heart of our political system. Promising an "insider's" take on the discipline, the text provides in-depth coverage of essential topics-from federalism,regionalism, and diversity to the party system, activism, and elections-while inviting students to debate and discuss the strengths and shortcomings of Canada's political institutions.

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This contemporary and accessible introduction to Canadian politics provides a modern perspective on the institutions and issues at the heart of our political system. Promising an "insider's" take on the discipline, the text provides in-depth coverage of essential topics-from federalism,regionalism, and diversity to the party system, ac...

Alex Marland is associate professor of political science and an associate dean at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research centre on Canadian politics, government, electioneering, and political marketing. Previously he worked in Ottawa and in St John's in governance, media relations, and opinion research. He is th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.85 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199001391

ISBN - 13:9780199001392

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Figures and TablesIntroducing Inside Canadian PoliticsPrefaceAbbreviations1. Introduction to Canadian PoliticsPART I Government and Governance2. The Constitution3. Federalism in Canada4. Regionalism in Canada5. The Executive6. The Legislature7. The Justice System8. Public Policy and Public AdministrationPart II Politics and Politicking9. Political Parties10. Democracy and Elections11. Political Communication12. Political Activism13. Diversity and Representation14. Canada's Place in the WorldAppendix: Canadian First MinistersGlossaryNotesCredits

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"A real strength is the fact that the discussion doesn't get lost in demographic detail, or historical detail; the coverage is precise but succinct, and the focus is on more recent politics and developments." --Peter McCormick, University of Lethbridge