Over the past decade, the introspective, insular, and largelyatheoretical style that informed Canadian political science for most ofthe postwar period has given way to a deeper engagement with, andintegration into, the global field of comparative politics. This volumeis the first sustained attempt to describe, analyze, and assess the“comparative turn” in Canadian political science.Canada’s engagement with comparative politics is examined with afocus on three central questions: In what ways, and how successfully,have Canadian scholars contributed to the study of comparativepolitics? How does study of the Canadian case advance the comparativediscipline? Finally, can Canadian practice and policy be reproduced inother countries?close this panel
Linda A. White, Richard Simeon,Robert Vipond, and Jennifer Wallnerare members of the Department of Political Science at the University ofToronto.
Contributors: Keith G. Banting, Alan C. Cairns,James Farney, Rodney Haddow, Ran Hirschl, Thomas O. Hueglin, WillKymlicka, Renan Levine, Éric Montpetit, Martin Papillon, Andrew M.Robinson, Grace Skogstad, and A. Brian Tanguay.close this panel