Continuity and Change in Canadian Politics
Essays in Honour of David E. SmitheBook - 2006
Change and Continuity in Canadian Politics gets to the heart of key issues and provides important insights into contemporary Canadian government and politics.
The state of Canadian politics is in constant flux. Current and recent issues and events have led to a host of changes in the way politics is done in this country and there are no signs of this trend coming to an end. InContinuity and Change in Canadian Politics, Hans J. Michelmann and Cristine de Clercy, along with some of the leading names in Canadian political scholarship, provide a many-sided assessment of contemporary Canadian government and politics to honour the career of their eminent colleague, David E. Smith.
The contributors to this collection address a range of policy sectors and institutional features. These include the changing constitution, the senior civil service, the impact of NAFTA, federal-provincial relations, unilateralism in social policy, Aboriginal self-government, citizenship and immigration policies, coalition governments, agriculture, and, of course, Smith's impact on the political scholarship of Western Canada.Change and Continuity in Canadian Politics gets to the heart of key issues and provides important insights into contemporary Canadian government and politics.
Christine de Clercy
Thomas J. Courchene
Gregory P. Marchildon
Hans J. Michelmann
Peter H. Russell
Donald J. Savoie
Although this volume was conceived as a festschrift to the Canadian political scientist David E. Smith, the editors (professors of political studies at the U. of Saskatchewan, Canada) have chosen not to limit the contributors' choice of topic, partly in recognition of the breadth of Smith's contributions to the study of Canadian politics and partly because they felt they would receive the best work from contributors allowed wide latitude. The first five of the ten included essays discuss Canadian federalism in relation to the North American Free trade Agreement, the civil service, policy-making in agriculture and biomedicine, and the welfare state. Others discuss the Canadian experience with provincial government coalitions, definitions of citizenship and the relationship between the state and the individual, and agriculture policy in the Canadian prairie west. A final essay reviews the contributions of Smith to the scholarship of the Canadian west. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)