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Political Science General

National Politics and Community in Canada

edited by R. Kenneth Carty

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1986
General, National
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1986
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Many Canadians are convinced that region, class, gender, and ethnicity define the minority units of national society. Challenging this conviction, the authors of this collection examine the nation as a unit and make the national political system, its institutions, and its personnel the heart of their concern.

About the author

Contributor Notes

R. Kenneth Carty is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of British Columbia. W. Peter Ward is an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

A useful addition to the literature on Canada because of its focus on the nationalizing elements of the country's politics at a time when so many are concentrating on its provincial, local, or divisive components.


National Politics and Community in Canada is an example of an increasingly common type of book in that it is the product of an inter-disciplinary conference.  In this particular case only two disciplines are involved - history and political science - and it turns out to have been a fruitful exercise.  ... Much therefore depends on the quality of the essays and in this respect the editors of this volume are well-served and themselves serve well.

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