Political Economy of Canada: An Introduction by Michael HowlettPolitical Economy of Canada: An Introduction by Michael Howlett

Political Economy of Canada: An Introduction

byMichael Howlett, Alex Netherton, M. Ramesh

Paperback | May 26, 1999

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Debates on the role of the state and the viability of Canadian economic development are especially intense during periods of change, such as the contemporary era of globalization. In this completely revised, updated, and enlarged second edition of The Political Economy of Canada ProfessorsHowlett, Netherton, and Ramesh outline the principal structural elements of the Canadian political economy and describe the importance of such factors as resources, social class, and international trade. The authors stress the significance of political institutions at the national, international,and subnational levels that substantially affect the production and distribution of wealth.Three chapters consider the strengths and weaknesses of major approaches to Canada's political economy, the liberal and socialist theories as well as the staples approach pioneered by Harold Innis. Subsequent chapters explore the structure and organization of, and the interrelationships between, thestate, labour, and capital in Canada, and show how their fragmented and decentralized nature limits the capacity of governments to 'manage' a globalized economy. The book outlines the history of the domestic political economy and examines how Canada is linked to the international political economythrough the World Trade Organization and NAFTA. Particular attention is devoted to the constraints imposed on the Canadian state by a market-oriented, resource-exporting economy and by growing reliance on US trade.The final chapters examine monetary and fiscal management and industrial policy, demonstrating how these policy arenas are shaped by ideology, new globalizing and regionalizing constraints, and the (dis)organization of the major policy actors.
Michael Howlett specializes in public policy analysis, Canadian political economy, and Canadian resource and enviornmental policy. He is the author of numerous books and his articles have been published in professional journals in Canada, the US, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Prof. Ramesh completed his MA in Political Science at ...
Title:Political Economy of Canada: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.6 inPublished:May 26, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgements1. IntroductionPolitical-Economic Method: The Study of States and MarketsThe Subject of Political Economy: Capitalism and DemocracyPolitical-Economic Theory: Old and New DebatesCanadian Studies in Political EconomyPlan of the Book2. Liberal Political EconomyFundamental TenetsThe Market: From Classical to Post-Keynesian TheoryThe State in Liberal TheoryLiberal Political Economy in Canada3. Socialist Political EconomyFundamental TenetsHistorical FoundationsContemporary DebatesThe State in Socialist TheorySocialist Political Economy in Canada4. Staples Political EconomyFundamental TenetsHistorical FoundationsContemporary DebatesThe State in Staples Political Economy5. The Structure and Organization of the EconomyThe Canadian Economy in Comparative PerspectiveIncome DistributionSectoral Structure of the EconomySignificant Aspects of the Resource-Based EconomyPolitical Implications of the Economic Structure6. Canada and the International Political EconomyThe International Economic Order and CanadaFrom the GATT to the World Trade OrganizationCanada's International Economic RelationsPolitical Implications of National-International Integration7. The Structure and Organization of the StateCanada's Path of Development: From Colony to Modern StateRedefining Canada: Globalization and CommunityGovernance: The Organization and Operation of State InstitutionsThe Political-Economic Significance of Canadian State Structures8. The Structure and Organization of Canadian LabourIntroductionColonial Canada: Staples, Immigration, and PaternalismModern Canada: Fordism and Industrial LegalityGlobalizationConclusions9. The Structure and Organization of Canadian CapitalIntroductionThe Role of Capital in a Capitalist EconomyThe Development of CapitalGlobalizationThe Growth of Business AssociationsConclusions: Cohesion, Fragmentation, and Competitiveness10. The Macro-Political Economy: Monetary and Fiscal ManagementThe Instruments and EndsThe History of Fiscal and Monetary ManagementConstraints on Macroeconomic Management11. The Micro-Political Economy: Industrial DevelopmentThe Instruments and EndsThe History of State Intervention in Industrial DevelopmentCanadian Industrial Policies After 1960Canadian Industrial strategies After 1960Constraints on Formulation of Industrial Strategies12. Conclusion: The Political Economy of Canadian CapitalismBibliographyIndex