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Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2
Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond

Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2 includes material that demonstrates the varied perspectives from the provinces and regions of Canada and the viewpoints of officials in Great Britain and the United States and significant works by scholars that question whether Confederation was truly a formative event.

Available Nov 2017
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 1
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867, Volume 1
Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew W. McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond

Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 1 includes material on the competing visions of the nature of the 1867 project, on the ideas underpinning the British North America Act, 1867, and on some of the peoples and communities Confederation scholars have traditionally ignored.

Available Nov 2017
The Blueprint: Conservative Parties and their Impact on Canadian Politics
The Blueprint: Conservative Parties and their Impact on Canadian Politics
Edited by J.P. Lewis and Joanna Everitt

In this collection, J.P. Lewis and Joanna Everitt bring together a group of up-and coming-political scientists as well as senior scholars to explore the recent history of the Conservative Party of Canada, covering the pre-merger period (1993–2003) and both the minority and majority governments under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Published Aug 2017
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
By David E. Smith

In The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors, David E. Smith presents a learned but accessible analysis of the interconnectedness of Canada’s parliamentary institutions.

Published Jun 2017
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
By Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan argues that the Canadian Charter of Rights (1982) has failed to promote social justice because it is administered by a conservative judiciary and because social and economic conditions constantly interfere with its principles.

Published May 2017
Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
By Peter H. Russell

In Canada’s Odyssey, renowned scholar Peter H. Russell provides an expansive, accessible account of Canadian history from the pre-Confederation period to the present day.

Published Apr 2017
An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936
An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936
By Dennis G. Molinaro

An Exceptional Law showcases how the emergency law used to repress labour activism during the First World War became normalized with the creation of Section 98 of the Criminal Code, following the Winnipeg General Strike.

Published Apr 2017
Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition
Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition
Edited by Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay
New material in the fourth edition covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.
Published Sep 2016
The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition
The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition
By Patrick Malcolmson, Richard Myers, Gerald Baier, and Thomas M.J. Bateman

Now in its sixth edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to the institutions, processes, and principles of the Canadian political system.

Published May 2016
First World Petro-Politics: The Political Ecology and Governance of Alberta
First World Petro-Politics: The Political Ecology and Governance of Alberta
Edited by Laurie E. Adkin

First World Petro-Politics examines the vital yet understudied case of a first world petro-state facing related social, ecological, and economic crises in the context of recent critical work on fossil capitalism.

Published May 2016