The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective

October 5, 2006|
The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective by David Smith
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The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective is the first scholarly study of the Senate in over a quarter century and the first analysis of the upper house as one chamber of a bicameral legislature. David E. Smith's aim in this work is to demonstrate the interrelationship of the two chambers and the constraints this relationship poses for Senate reform. He analyses past literature on the Senate and current proposals for reform - such as a Triple-E Senate - and compares Canada's upper chamber with those of Australia, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom, noting a revival of interest in Canada and abroad in upper chambers and bicameralism.

Drawing on parliamentary debates and committee reports, as well as a range of broad secondary sources, The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective examine the Canadian Senate within the international context, shedding light on its role as a political institution and arguing for a renewed investigation into its future.

David E. Smith, FRSC, is the author of Federalism and the Constitution of Canada, The People's House of Commons, and many books on Canadian politics. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.
Title:The Canadian Senate in Bicameral PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6.09 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6.09 X 0.68 inPublished:October 5, 2006Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802094643

ISBN - 13:9780802094643

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