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The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro
By Sarah Cox Foreword by Alex Neve

Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox recounts the prolonged battle, led by farmers and First Nations, to stop the cripplingly expensive and environmentally irresponsible Site C dam.

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

On the eve of celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada comes a timely reassessment of everything Canadians thought they knew about the history of women, the vote, and democracy in our nation.

Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy

A Family Matter investigates the implications for immigrants and refugees of the Canadian government’s definition of what constitutes “family.”

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left

Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.

Income Taxation and the Modernization of the Canadian Political Imaginary

The Terrific Engine tells the story of how income taxation effected a profound transformation in the way people talk and think about politics in Canada, and of the energy Canadians invested in taxation's political possibilities.

Unity and Exclusion in Canadian Politics

Bringing big thinking back to Canadian politics, Lived Fictions demonstrates how theories of political unity always exclude and shows why our comfortable assumptions about the promises of Canadian politics mask historical failures.

A unique contribution to the literature on minority rights, Intercultural Deliberation and the Politics of Minority Rights examines the role of cultural difference in minority rights claims, building a case for inclusive political deliberation in liberal democracies.

Canadian MPs in the Constituencies

Drawing on intensive observation of Canadian Members of Parliament in their constituencies, Representation in Action compellingly describes and accounts for the different ways MPs act as representatives of their constituents.

Bordering Culture, Labour, and Security in Spain

This thorough analysis of immigration governance in Spain explores the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion at play at one of Europe’s southern borders.

How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, Updated and Expanded Edition
By Ryan Meili Foreword by André Picard

A Healthy Society draws on one doctor’s experience in family practice, community building, and politics to envision a new approach to politics – and a healthier world.

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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