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Contributed by some of Canada's leading political scientists, the 18 original essays of this well-respected collection present an accessible, rigorous, and balanced assessment of Canadian federalism today. New chapters on regionalism, Quebec, and immigration complement updated examinations ofsuch topics as fiscal federalism, the party system, Aboriginal politics, the urban agenda, and environmental policy, making this comprehensive and up-to-date volume an ideal introduction to Canadian federalism in the current political context.
Herman Bakvis has been a professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria since 2005. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at Dalhousie University in the Department of Political Science and School of Public Administration. He has co-authored two OUP Canada titles: the first and second edition of Canadian Federalism (OUP Canada 2001, 2007) and Contested Federalism (OUP Canada 2008).
Grace Skogstad is a professor at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She is the former president of the Canadian Political Science Association and has written and contributed to a number of texts, including The Common Agricultural Policy (Routledge 2009), Internationalization and Canadian Agriculture (UTP 2008), and the first and second edition of Canadian Federalism (OUP Canada 2001, 2007).
Table of Contents
Part I: Socio-Economic Foundations, Institutions, and Processes of Canadian Federalism
1. : Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy, by Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad
2. : The Political Economy of Regionalism and Federalism, by Garth Stevenson
3. : Quebec and the Canadian Federation, by David Cameron
4. : Parliamentary Canada and Intergovernmental Canada: Exploring the Tensions, by Richard Simeon and Amy Nugent
5. : The Courts, the Constitution, and Dispute Resolution, by Gerald Baier
6. : Federalism, Political Parties, and the Burden of National Unity: Still Making Federalism Do the Heavy Lifting?, by Herman Bakvis and A. Brian Tanguay
Part II: The Social and Economic Union
7. : Fiscal Federalism: Maintaining a Balance, by Douglas M. Brown
8. : The Three Federalisms Revisited: Social Policy and Intergovernmental Decision-Making, by Keith G. Banting
9. : Health Care, by Antonia Maioni
10. : 'No-lateralism': Paradoxes in Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in the Canadian Federation, by Martha Friendly and Linda A. White
11. : International Trade Policy and the Evolution of Canadian Federalism, by Grace Skogstad
12. : Federalism and Economic Adjustment: Skills and Economic Development in the Face of Globalization, by Rodney Haddow
13. : Federalism and Climate Change Policy, by Mark Winfield and Douglas Macdonald
14. : Remaking Immigration: Asymmetric Decentralization and Canadian Federalism, by Keith G. Banting
Part III: Re-imagining the Federation
15. : Canadian Federalism and the Emerging Mosaic of Aboriginal Multi-level Governance, by Martin Papillon
16. : The Urban Agenda, by Andrew Sancton
17. : Democratizing Executive Federalism: The Role of Nongovernmental Actors in Intergovernmental Agreements, Julie Simmons
18. : Conclusion: Taking Stock of Canadian Federalism, by Grace Skogstad and Herman Bakvis