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A Civil Society?

Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life, Second Edition

by (author) Miriam Smith

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2017
Category
Political Advocacy, Economic Conditions, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551112312
    Publish Date
    Apr 2005
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487593667
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $40.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487587796
    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
    List Price
    $85.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487593674
    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
    List Price
    $29.95

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A Civil Society? surveys the main approaches to the study of group politics in Canada, with a strong comparative perspective. Unique to this brief and accessible text is a comprehensive theoretical framework that helps students evaluate policy areas surveyed in the book, while also pointing them toward future study.

 

This new edition opens with a discussion of power, political institutions, and identity. It goes on to explore group and social movement activity across a range of institutions including the House of Commons, the bureaucracy, and the courts as well as mobilization through social media and the electoral system. Throughout, Smith systematically integrates consideration of the role of gender, racialization, and indigeneity in contemporary Canadian group and movement politics.

About the author

Miriam Smith is Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Trent University. Her areas of interest are Canadian and comparative politics, in particular, political economy, social movements, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements in Canada. She is the author of Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995 (University of Toronto Press, 1999) and co-editor, with François Rocher, of New Trends in Canadian Federalism (University of Toronto Press, 2003).

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