Canadian Government

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Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia

UBC Press

Written by well-known experts, this book provides an up-to-date portrait and analysis of one of the many dynamic faces of BC 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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Urban Indian Reserves

Forging New Relationships in Saskatchewan

Foreword by Peter Frood; Edited by Laurie Barron and Joseph Garcea
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

A much needed discussion on creating collaborative local treaty land arrangements, where First Nations and municipal governments are shaping the future of their respective communities as well as providing a model for other communities.

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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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Redrawing Local Government Boundaries

An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions

Edited by John Meligrana
UBC Press

Offers a broad theoretical understanding of local government boundary reform and informs the wider scholarly discussion and debate regarding institutional change, state structures, and the areal jurisdiction of local governments.

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Legislatures

UBC Press

Provides a democratic audit of Canada’s provincial and national representative assemblies, arguing that the problem existing in these bodies is not a lack of talent so much as a lack of institutional freedom.

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