Inside Canadian Politics

Paperback | January 7, 2016

byAlex Marland, Jared J. Wesley

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This new introduction provides a fresh perspective on the institutions and issues at the heart of our political system. Promising an "insider's take" on the discipline, the text gives chapter-length coverage to key topics in Canadian politics -- including federalism, regionalism, diversity,the party system, activism, and elections -- while inviting students to debate and discuss the effectiveness of government mechanisms in the daily lives of Canadians. Contemporary and accessible, Inside Canadian Politics offers the perfect balance of theory and practical applications.

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This new introduction provides a fresh perspective on the institutions and issues at the heart of our political system. Promising an "insider's take" on the discipline, the text gives chapter-length coverage to key topics in Canadian politics -- including federalism, regionalism, diversity,the party system, activism, and elections -- w...

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

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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 WorldCanadian First MinistersGlossaryNotesCredits