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An Analytic History

In this long-awaited book, Richard Johnston combines an arsenal of recently developed analytic tools with a deep understanding of history to makes sense of the Canadian party system.

This book provides a provocative look at the growth of non-stop election campaigning in Canada and its implications for Canadian democracy and how we are governed.

Politics, Journalism, and Infotainment on Quebec Television

The first book about politics and infotainment in Canada, Breaking News? examines the challenges of these (often) controversial programs for democratic citizenship.

Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001–14

The Politics of War analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to demonstrate how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.

History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler

This volume highlights abortion experiences in the post-Morgentaler era and links new approaches to abortion history and research to the growing movement for reproductive justice.

The Politics of Abortion in Canada

A long-overdue update on the dynamics of abortion politics in Canada, After Morgentaler explores the role of both state and non-state actors in the creation and maintenance of access to abortion services following the 1988 Morgentaler decision.

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada

Caring for Children interrogates Canadian public policies on the care of children, asking why the burden of care falls so heavily on women as mothers and caregivers, and what social movements are doing to try to redesign the politics of caring for children.

Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.

Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden

Using innovative methods, this book shows how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation by Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden.

Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84

Key insiders from the Trudeau era offer behind-the-scenes insights into his foreign, trade, and defence policies, revealing them in a new – and clear – light.

The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade

The Price of Alliance balances high politics with military requirements in the first major reappraisal of Pierre Trudeau’s controversial defence policy.

Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

A major reassessment of a man synonymous with Canadian foreign policy, this book explores the complicated actions and legacy of Canada’s foremost statesman.

The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy

Enthralling, witty, and masterful, Give and Take brings to light Canada’s surprisingly unruly tax history, showing the tax clashes and compromises that made Canadian democracy.

Rethinking Canada’s International History

Challenging well-entrenched ideas and mythologies, this book shows how race has informed Canada’s international history and is woven into the fabric of understandings of Canada in the world.

Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances.

This deeply personal account of recent developments in the Canadian North tells the story of a region that leaders in Oslo, Ottawa, Moscow, and Washington often refuse to see and that only insiders fully know.

Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada

Delving into the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws, this book analyzes passionate discourse surrounding victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

A unique and timely exploration of the important ways that religion shapes political conflict across Canada.

The Role of Parenthood in Politics

The first major comparative analysis of the role of parenthood in politics, this book raises important questions about the intersection of gender, parental status, and political life.

Legal Mobilization and Policy Change in Canada

An engaging study of the clash between two iconic Canadian policy instruments – universal, single-payer health care and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and the effects on politics and policy.

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