Canadian Federal Politics

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Mr. Smith Goes to Ottawa

Life in the House of Commons

UBC Press

Compares the 34th (1988-93) and the 35th (1993-97) Parliaments, where, despite major electoral shifts, the majority of the men and women who go to Ottawa end up accepting limited policy roles, effecting only minor shifts in government.

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Elections

UBC Press

This volume, by eminent political scientist John Courtney, assesses the history and development of five “building blocks” of Canada’s electoral regime: the franchise, electoral districts, voter registration, election machinery, and plurality voting.

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Federalism

UBC Press

In a world where federal states seem to exist precariously, politicians and academics from around the globe continue to look to Canada as a model of federalism. And yet, our own system of organization and governance also appears strained ...

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The Big Red Machine

How the Liberal Party Dominates Canadian Politics

UBC Press

Stephen Clarkson, one of Canada’s most respected political analysts, tells the engaging history of Canada’s leading political party, an insightful case study in Canadian political campaigning, and an ideal primer for the next federal election.

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Courts and Federalism

Judicial Doctrine in the United States, Australia, and Canada

UBC Press

Examining recent developments in the judicial review of federalism through detailed surveys of the United States, Australia, and Canada, this book urges political scientists to take courts and judicial reasoning more seriously in their accounts of federal government.

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Constitutional Politics in Canada after the Charter

Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Systemism

UBC Press

The first systematic analysis of general theories about Canada’s post-Charter constitutional evolution.

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