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Canadian Democracyremains the cornerstone of OUP's political science list with its approach focused around the central question, What is the state of democracy in Canada? In this fully revised seventh edition, Stephen Brooks continues to explore the characteristics and controversies associated with Canadian politics, covering the basic elements and structures of government (federalism, the machinery of government, the administrative state). He also addresses the social and economic contexts of the country's politics as well as individuals' and institutions' participation in the system and current issues and challenges in the political arena. Highlights of this revised edition include: a new chapter on the administrative state; a new chapter on women in politics; comprehensive updates throughout to bring readers the latest data, research, and analysis of current events; a newly designed interior and a significantly expanded art program; and more and better-integrated ancillaries to enhance both professors' instruction and students' learning.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Part I: Introduction
1. An Introduction to Political Life
Part II: The Societal Context of Politics
2. Political Culture
3. The Social and Economic Setting
4. Regionalism and Canadian Politics
Part III: The Structures of Governance
5. The Constitution
6. Rights and Freedoms
8. The Machinery of Government
9. The Administrative State (NEW)
Part IV: Participation in Politics
10. Parties and Elections
11. Interest Groups
12. The Media
Part V: Contemporary Issues in Canadian Politics
13. Language Politics
14. Diversity and Multiculturalism
15. Women in Politics (NEW)
16. Aboriginal Politics
17. Canada and the World