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To Be Equals in Our Own Country

Women and the Vote in Quebec

UBC Press

To Be Equals in Our Own Country chronicles the bitter struggle for women’s suffrage in Quebec, the last province to grant Canadian women this fundamental human right.

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Reassessing the Rogue Tory

Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

UBC Press

By uncovering new sources of research and applying innovative analysis, Reassessing the Rogue Tory challenges standard interpretations of Canadian foreign policy during the controversial Diefenbaker years.

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The Last Suffragist Standing

The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson

UBC Press

The Last Suffragist Standing is an unprecedented study of a pioneering Canadian suffragist and politician and an illuminating work on the history of feminism, socialism, internationalism, and activism in Canada.

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The Constant Liberal

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

UBC Press

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.

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The Terrific Engine

Income Taxation and the Modernization of the Canadian Political Imaginary

UBC Press

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.

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Before and After the State

Politics, Poetics, and People(s) in the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

Documenting the profound impact of state formation on individuals and communities in the Pacific Northwest of the nineteenth century, Before and After the State reveals how national narratives and constructed identities were used in the service of nation building.

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Intercultural Deliberation and the Politics of Minority Rights

UBC Press

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.

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Under Siege

The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain

Athabasca University Press
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Give and Take

The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy

UBC Press

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.

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Trudeau’s World

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

UBC Press

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.

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Mike’s World

Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

UBC Press

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

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Prime Ministerial Power in Canada

Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden

UBC Press

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

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Engaging the Line

How the Great War Shaped the Canada–US Border

UBC Press

Engaging the Line explores how the First World War forever changed the Canada–US border by examining reactions to increasingly strict security measures in six adjacent border communities.

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From Left to Right

Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

This fresh look at Canadian women’s political engagement during the Cold War reveals that whether they were on the “left” or “right” end of the political spectrum, women were motivated by similar concerns and the desire to forge a new vision for their nation.

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Recognition versus Self-Determination

Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics

UBC Press

This book re-evaluates the role of recognition in analyzing relations between groups in plural societies, the position of indigenous peoples in settler societies, and the principle of the self-determination of peoples.

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Social Democracy After the Cold War

Athabasca University Press

The end of the Cold War was widely seen as a victory for free market capitalism. Drawing on evidence from different countries, Social Democracy After the Cold War explains the rise and fall of social democrattic governments under the reign of global finance capital.

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Against Orthodoxy

Studies in Nationalism

UBC Press

This volume challenges conventional approaches to the study of nationalism in the context of its violent resurgence.

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Code Politics

Campaigns and Cultures on the Canadian Prairies

UBC Press

This book unravels the paradox of the Canadian prairies by explaining how the region’s three provinces developed such distinct political cultures.

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Populism in Twentieth Century Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

This volume brings together twelve original essays that explore the concept of populism in twentieth century Mexico. Contributors analyze the presidencies of two of the century's most clearly populist figures, evaluating them against each other and in light of other Latin American and Mexican populist leaders.

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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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Bringing the Passions Back In

The Emotions in Political Philosophy

UBC Press

Combining intellectual history and political theory, the contributors to Bringing the Passions Back In illuminate the place of emotions in modern liberal and democratic politics.

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From World Order to Global Disorder

States, Markets, and Dissent

UBC Press

Demonstrates the profound effect of globalization on relations between the state, civil society, and markets, as well as on collective and individual rights.

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Multiculturalism and the Foundations of Meaningful Life

Reconciling Automony, Identity, and Community

UBC Press

Theories of liberal multiculturalism seek to reconcile cultural rights with universal liberal principles. Some focus on individual autonomy; others emphasize communal identity. Andrew Robinson argues that liberal multiculturalism can be justified without privileging either ...

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Representation and Democratic Theory

Edited by David Laycock
UBC Press

This volume investigates theoretical and practical aspects of innovative political representation in the early 21st century.

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Shifting Boundaries

Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist Theory, and the Politics of Self-Government

UBC Press

Using relational pluralism as a theoretical lens, the author takes a fresh look at the complex issue of aboriginal self-government.

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Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship

Essays on the Problem of Political Community

UBC Press

A brilliant, ambitious rethinking of the nature of political community and the challenges to modern citizenship by one of Canada's foremost political scientists.

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Street Protests and Fantasy Parks

Globalization, Culture, and the State

UBC Press
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Democracy

A History of Ideas

UBC Press

This book describes democracy as a contest of values. Equality and liberty, like justice and fairness, are among our ultimate ideals, but no single value is supreme.

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Quasi-Democracy?

Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta

UBC Press

In Quasi-Democracy? David Stewart and Keith Archer examine political parties and leadership selection in Alberta using mail-back surveys administered to voters who participated in the Conservative, Liberal, and NDP leadership conventions elections of the 1990s.

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A Reader in International Relations and Political Theory

UBC Press

The book includes excerpts and essays from political theory and international relations which provide a starting point for further study of these subjects, given the large number of newly independent states which are writing new constitutions and developing foreign relations.

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