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Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
By Axel van den Berg, Charles Plante, Hicham Raïq, Christine Proulx, and Samuel Faustmann

Combating Poverty critically analyses the growing divergence between Quebec and other large Canadian provinces in terms of social and labour market policies and their outcomes over the past several decades.

Published Aug 2017
Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions
Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions
By Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou, and M. Rose Olfert
Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism by providing a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada.
Published Aug 2017
Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities
Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities
Edited by Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, and Jonathan Craft

Policy Work in Canada is an in-depth study into the levels of analytical capacity found within the federal and provincial governments as well as the non-governmental sector.

Published Jan 2017
The Politics of Ontario
The Politics of Ontario
Edited by Cheryl N. Collier and Jonathan Malloy

The Politics of Ontario is the first comprehensive book on Ontario's politics, government, and public policy since Graham White's The Government and Politics of Ontario in 1997.

Published Dec 2016
Water Policy Reform in Southern Alberta: An Advocacy Coalition Approach
Water Policy Reform in Southern Alberta: An Advocacy Coalition Approach
By B. Timothy Heinmiller

In Water Policy Reform in Southern Alberta, B. Timothy Heinmiller looks at how and why these (and other) reforms were adopted after nearly a century of stasis on water policy.

Published Sep 2016
Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015
Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015
By Jack Lucas

In Fields of Authority, Jack Lucas provides the first systematic exploration of local special purpose bodies in Ontario. Lucas uses a “policy fields” approach to explain how these local bodies in Ontario have developed from the nineteenth century to the present.

Published May 2016
Backrooms and Beyond: Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada
Backrooms and Beyond: Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada
By Jonathan Craft

Backrooms and Beyond draws on interviews with ministers, senior public servants, and political advisers to offer the first detailed Canadian treatment of how that influence is gained and exercised in the policy making process.

Published Apr 2016
Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving Relationships in a Changing Environment
Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving Relationships in a Changing Environment
Edited by Peter R. Elson

The chapters in this collection offer compelling and candid analyses of the realities of nonprofit funding in Western Canada.

Published Mar 2016
Implementing and Working with the Youth Criminal Justice Act across Canada
Implementing and Working with the Youth Criminal Justice Act across Canada
Edited by Marc Alain, Raymond R. Corrado, and Susan Reid

Implementing and Working with the Youth Criminal Justice Act across Canada provides the first comprehensive, province-by-province analysis of how each Canadian jurisdiction has implemented the Act in accordance with its own history, traditions, and institutional arrangements.

Published Feb 2016
Big Worlds: Politics and Elections in the Canadian Provinces and Territories
Big Worlds: Politics and Elections in the Canadian Provinces and Territories
Edited by Jared J. Wesley

Based on extensive data collection, Big Worlds examines Canada's ten provinces and three territories as distinct democratic "worlds."

Published Dec 2015