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Political Science Canadian

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada

edited by Miriam Smith

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Category
Canadian, Gay Studies, Discrimination & Race Relations, Native American Studies, Minority Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551117713
    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
    $37.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442603288
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $29.95

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Description

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada provides a set of case studies that cover a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics as fields of social movement politics. Newer groups that have become more important in recent years are also included: anti-poverty organizing; race, disability, and lesbian and gay politics; Christian evangelical groups; and health social movements. Contributors to the collection employ a number of theoretical perspectives from political science and sociology to describe the evolution of organized groups and movements and to evaluate successes in exercising influence on Canadian politics. The diversity of approaches is one of the strengths of the volume. Each chapter provides an overview of the group or movement along with an account of its main networks and organizations, strategies, goals, successes, and failures.

Special Combined Price: Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada may be ordered together with A Civil Society? Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-779-8.

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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