CANADIAN POLITICS, THIRD EDITION PAPERBACK
The new, fourth, edition of Canadian Politics continues the work of earlier editions in offering a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a widely recognized and highly respected group of political scientists, writing on subjects on which they are acknowledged experts. For this edition, the editors have reorganized the book into four sections: Part I: Citizenship, Identities, and Values; Part II: The Canadian State; Part III: Civil Society, Democracy, and Governance; and, Part IV: Globalizing Trends and International Pressures. The fourth section, comprised of five chapters, develops a new focus for this edition by examining the diverse and increasingly important influences of globalization on the Canadian polity and system of governance. Of the twenty-three chapters, those retained from earlier editions have been entirely revised and updated. This edition adds twelve new authors and eleven completely new chapters.
James Bickerton is Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. His publications include Nova Scotia, Ottawa and the Politics of Regional Development, The Almanac of Canadian Politics (with Munroe Eagles, Alain-G. Gagnon, and Patrick Smith), and The Savage Years: The Perils of Reinventing Government in Nova Scotia (with Peter Clancy, Rod Haddow, and Ian Stewart).
Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His most recent book is Québec: State and Society, third edition (Broadview Press, 2004). Other books include Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada (with James Bickerton and Patrick J. Smith) and Six penseurs en quête de liberté: Grant, Innis, Laurendeau, Rioux, Taylor et Trudeau (with James Bickerton and Stephen Brooks).