Understanding Canadian Federalism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice by Gregory J. InwoodUnderstanding Canadian Federalism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice by Gregory J. Inwood

Understanding Canadian Federalism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

byGregory J. Inwood

Paperback | October 1, 2012

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Understanding Canadian Federalism provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the complex world of Canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations. Its boxed features, reader-friendly language, and interrogative style make the book an engaging and lively read.

          Understanding Canadian Federalism deals thematically with the theoretical and practical issues that have shaped, and continue to confront, Canadian federalism and presents them through the lens of a political economy perspective. It provides an understanding of the essential elements of Canadian federalism will grant readers a solid foundation in the intergovernmental issues that shape Canadian politics.

Gregory J. Inwood is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University. His research interests include Canadian federalism, the Canadian political economy, public administration, and trade policy. He is a current member of the Board of Direct...
Title:Understanding Canadian Federalism: An Introduction to Theory and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0137081480

ISBN - 13:9780137081486

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Table of Contents


  1. Understanding Canadian Federalism
  2. The Political Economy of Pre-Confederation Canada: The Long Road to Federalism
  3. The Political Economy of Post-Confederation Canada: The Achievement of Federalism
  4. The Evolution of Intergovernmental Relations and Federal-Provincial Conflict
  5. The Rise of Executive Federalism
  6. Conflict Resolution, Judicial Review, and Intergovernmental Accords and Agreements
  7. The Political Cultures of Canadian Federalism
  8. Nationalism and Federalism: Quebec in the Federation
  9. Aboriginal Governance and Federalism
  10. Money Matters: Fiscal Federalism
  11. Intergovernmental Policy (In)Capacity
  12. Local, Continental and Global Dimensions of Federalism
  13. Contemporary Canadian Federalism: Reformation or Transformation?



Editorial Reviews

"There has been a gaping hole in recent federalism literature which draws the connections between political economy and the development of federalism in Canada—I am thrilled that there is a new text on the subject....The dynamism offered by political economy and developed in this text is exciting to read and offers sophistication and nuances that are otherwise unknown to students." --Holly Gibbs, Department of Social Sciences, Political Science, and Public Policy, University of Toronto Scarborough   "I would use this text in my course on Canadian federalism....That it is aimed at an undergraduate audience, and proceeds with pedagogy in mind, makes this a very useful addition to the market." --Jared Wesley, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba