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Good Government? Good Citizens?

Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada

by (author) W.A. Bogart

UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2005
General, Civics & Citizenship, General
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    May 2005
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2006
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
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Three forces are at work in reconstituting the citizen in this society: courts, politics, and markets. Many see these forces as intersecting and colliding in ways that are fundamentally reshaping the relationship of individuals to the state and to each other. How has Canadian society actually been transformed? Good Government? Good Citizens? examines the altered roles of courts, politics, and markets over the last two decades. It includes chapters on the Aboriginal peoples, cyberspace, education, and on an ageing Canada. The book concludes with reflections on the “good citizen.”

About the author

W.A. Bogart is distinguished university professor and professor of law at the University of Windsor. He is the author/editor of seven books, including Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health. He blogs for the Huffington Post and is a frequent media commentator on the regulation of consumption. He lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

In Good Government? Good Citizens? W.A. Bogart provides a thoughtful analysis of the drama of social and political change in Canada over the last several decades.

The Catalyst, Summer 2006

Bogart offers an important thesis about the power of judges and rights that demands further inquiry both in Canada and elsewhere in the West.

Law and Politics Book Review

Any reader who would cares about the future of democracy in Canada would do well to read this broad-ranging and thought-provoking book.

Canadian Public Policy, vol. XXXII. No. 1, 2006

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