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Opening the Government of Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age

UBC Press

Opening the Government of Canada provides a vivid and compelling account of the central challenge facing governments in the digital age: abandoning their “Closed Government” traditions to become more open, networked, and collaborative.

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Representation in Action

Canadian MPs in the Constituencies

UBC Press

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.

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The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy

Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture

UBC Press

The first comprehensive analysis of Canadian foreign policy during the Harper era.

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Brand Command

Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control

UBC Press

An eye-opening look at how political parties and the government use branding strategies and the implications that this has for Canadian democracy.

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Queer Mobilizations

Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy

Edited by Manon Tremblay
UBC Press

Canada is considered a leader when it comes to LGBTQ rights, but as Queer Mobilizations shows, this has less to do with progressive politicians than with the work of queer activists who have fought for policy changes from their local city halls to the chambers of Parliament.

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Big Tent Politics

The Liberal Party’s Long Mastery of Canada’s Public Life

UBC Press

How did Canada’s Liberal Party become one of the most successful parties in the democratic world? Will it be able to reinvent itself for the twenty-first century?

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Parties and Party Systems

Structure and Context

UBC Press

Bridging a gap that has been too wide for too long, leading political scientists examine parties as organizations that exist within political systems.

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Grit

The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.

UBC Press

Grit examines the remarkable life and political career of Paul Martin Sr., a liberal reformer and cabinet minister from 1945 to 1968, who championed health care and pension rights, new meanings for Canadian citizenship, and internationalism in world affairs.

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Reviving Social Democracy

The Near Death and Surprising Rise of the Federal NDP

UBC Press

Focused on the NDP’s stunning 2011 breakthrough as Canada’s Official Opposition, this volume traces the party’s history from its emergence in the 1960s through moments of modernization and ideological refinement to its current presence in Canada.

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Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up

Perceptions and Performance

UBC Press

The first of its kind, this book approaches the “democratic deficit” by assessing the performance of Parliament and the media in light of Canadians’ perceptions and expectations of their democracy.

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Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics

UBC Press

The first comprehensive account in decades of major party system change in Canada.

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Still Dying for a Living

Corporate Criminal Liability after the Westray Mine Disaster

UBC Press

Still Dying for a Living investigates the state’s (in)ability to develop effective legal strategies for holding corporations accountable for serious injury and death in the workplace.

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Imperfect Democracies

The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

This timely book evaluates and compares alleged democratic deficits in Canada and the United States and proposes solutions to remedy them.

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Brokering Access

Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada

Edited by Mike Larsen and Kevin Walby
UBC Press

Drawing together the perspectives of social scientists, journalists, and ATI advocates, Brokering Access explores the policies and practices surrounding access to information in Canada, highlighting the struggle between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s culture of secrecy.

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Constituency Influence in Parliament

Countering the Centre

UBC Press

This book examines the rules and conduct of Private Members’ Business to assess the crucial role of MPs in representing citizens and affecting policy decisions.

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Political Marketing in Canada

UBC Press

The first book-length exploration of how marketing tools and concepts are transforming elections and politics in Canada.

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Grassroots Liberals

Organizing for Local and National Politics

UBC Press

By linking the grassroots activism of the constituencies with the federal and provincial Liberal parties, this book challenges the idea that Canada has two distinct political spheres – the provincial and the national.

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Citizens Adrift

The Democratic Disengagement of Young Canadians

UBC Press

Citizens Adrift is a rich study of the generational decline in political involvement that offers recommendations as to how to stem the erosion of democratic life.

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Auditing Canadian Democracy

UBC Press

The final volume of the Canadian Democratic Audit, this book presents a timely synthesis of the project’s findings and suggestions for democratic reform in Canada.

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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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