Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia examines the political life of Canada's dynamic Pacific province. Each of the seventeen chapters, written by well-known experts, provides an up-to-date portrait and analysis of one of the many faces of B.C. politics. Taken together they provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the dominant themes and issues that have been the distinguishing features of the province's political life.
About the author
R.K. Carty is head of the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and the author and editor of a number of books on B.C. and Canada. The contributors to this book are drawn from colleges and universities across B.C., as well as the media and public affairs community in Victoria.
This collection overseen by R.K. Carty offers a well-organized and clearly presented depiction of B.C. life that merits a wide audience. Both students and interested observers will gain much from this volume ... while the level of writing is high, the focus is geared towards introduction and explanation ... The variety of scholars and topics offers the reader an interesting range of insights ...Carty and his collaborators are to be commended for the book’s multiple viewpoints and clarity of expression ... After reading this volume, one is left with recognition of the impressive achievement it represents ... One hopes that future companion volumes for other provinces/regions, such as the Prairies and Atlantic Canada, are inspired by this work ... a very good collection.
King’s College in Canadian Public Administration, Summer 1998
... solid, readable and actually hard to put down. The chapters are skilfully constructed so as to appeal to uninitiated students of the subject as well as to veteran observerswho have trouble believing or keeping up with the still "wacky" world of BC provincial politics.
Canadian Journal of Political Science
Well-researched and well-written ... provide[s] a well-rounded picture of politics and governance in British Columbia.
Canadian Book Review Annual, 1996
Other titles by R. Kenneth Carty
Big Tent Politics
The Liberal Party’s Long Mastery of Canada’s Public Life
Entering the Eighties (Kobo)
Canada in Crisis
Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics
Party Activists in British Columbia
When Citizens Decide
Lessons from Citizen Assemblies on Electoral Reform
Politics is Local
National Politics at the Grassroots
L'action des partis politiques dans les circonscriptions au Canada
National Politics and Community in Canada
Entering the Eighties
Canada in Crisis