Today is the Canadian Federal Election so be sure to get out and vote and make your voice heard. In honour of election day, here are some of the books with political themes we’ve published over the years.
The Language of Canadian Politics: A Guide to Important Terms & Concepts, 4th edition
This important book is used in many political science classrooms across the country. Be sure to check out our website for material added since publication.
With nearly 600 cross-referenced entries, The Language of Canadian Politics offers brief essays on the many facets of the Canadian political system, including institutions, events, laws, concepts, and public policies. Concisely written, it is an important resource for people interested in contemporary politics, as well as those interested in the historic context of contemporary political behaviour. Readers not familiar with Canadian government and politics will find the book an invaluable introduction; others will welcome this updated indispensable reference.
Uneasy Partners:Multiculturalism and Rights in Canada Janice Stein, David Robertson Cameron, John Ibbitson, Will Kymlicka, John Meisel, Haroon Siddiqui, and Michael Valpy
The contributors to this volume examine the conflict between equality rights, as embedded in the Charter, and multiculturalism as policy and practice, and ask which charter value should trump which and under what circumstances
“In the midst of the debate on Canadian multiculturalism and whither it’s bound comes a timely book from Wilfrid Laurier University Press…. If you have a genuine interest in the future of Canada this book is essential reading…. If you believe the Canadian concept of multiculturalism is worth preserving…This book offers eight viewpoints that pave the way.”— Ben Viccari, Canscene
Lines Drawn upon the Water:First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands
Karl S. Hele, editor
The essays in Lines Drawn upon the Water examine the impact of the Canadian—American border on communities, with reference to national efforts to enforce the boundary and the determination of local groups to pursue their interests and define themselves.
Although both governments regard the border as clearly defined, local communities continue to contest the artificial divisions imposed by the international boundary and define spatial and human relationships in the borderlands in their own terms.
A Question of Commitment:Children’s Rights in Canada
R. Brian Howe, editor, and Katherine Covell, editor
In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children’s Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.
The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children’s rights. A Question of Commitment expands the scope of the editors’ earlier book, The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children’s rights and by incorporating recent developments.
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