Political Sociology: Canadian Perspectives

Paperback | July 15, 2001

byDouglas Baer

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The papers in this volume provide a wide-ranging sample of the issues debated, the methodologies used, and the analytical orientations adopted by Canadian political sociologists. Drawing upon some of the top Canadian political sociologists, the book is organized into five parts: politicalbeliefs and political culture; the state; social movements; political movements; and, politics and social class, each beginning with an introductory overview of the area by the volume's editor, Douglas Baer.

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The papers in this volume provide a wide-ranging sample of the issues debated, the methodologies used, and the analytical orientations adopted by Canadian political sociologists. Drawing upon some of the top Canadian political sociologists, the book is organized into five parts: politicalbeliefs and political culture; the state; social...

Douglas Baer is at University of Victoria.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:July 15, 2001Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0195411099

ISBN - 13:9780195411096

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Contributors1. Douglas Baer: Political Sociology: An OverviewPart A: Political Beliefs and Political Culture2. Lorne Tepperman, University of Toronto: The Postmaterialist Thesis: Has There Been a Shift in Political Cultures?3. Edward G. Grabb, University of Western Ontario and James E. Curtis, University of Waterloo: Comparing Central Political Values in the Canadian and American Democracies4. Douglas Baer: Political IdeologyPart B: The State5. Alan Jeffrey, University of Western Ontario: Globalization and the Late-Modern State6. Julia S. O'Connor, Director, National Economic and Social Council, Dublin, Ireland. Formerly in the Department of Sociology, McMaster University: Understanding The Welfare State and Welfare States: Theoretical Perspectives7. Mary Ellen Turpel, Saskatchewan Provinical Court Judge: Does the Road to Quebec Sovereignty Run Through Aboriginal Territory?Part C: Social Movements8. William K. Carroll, University of Victoria: Social Movements9. James E. Curtis and Edward G. Grabb: Involvement in the Organizational Base of New Social Movements in English Canada and French CanadaPart D: Political Movements10. Trevor W. Harrison, University of Alberta: Populism: The Rise and Transformation of the Reform Party of Canada11. Edward Bell, University of Western Ontario: Prairie Politics: Why 'Right' in Alberta but 'Left' in Saskatchewan?12. Claude Denis, University of Alberta: The New Democratic Party in Quebec Politics13. Maurice Pinard, McGill University: The Quebec Independence Movement: From Its Emergence to the 1995 ReferendumPart E: Politics and Social Class14. Elizabeth Gidengil, McGill University: The Class Voting Conundrum15. William A. Johnston, University of Alberta: Class and Politics in the Era of the Global Economy16. Tom Langford, University of Calgary: Does Class Matter? Beliefs About the Economy and Politics in Postindustrial Canada17. Norine Verberg, St. Francis Xavier University: The Politics of Housing: Issues of Social Class and GenderIndex