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Political Science General

Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States

by (author) James Farney

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
General, General, North America
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442644311
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $75.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442612600
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $39.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442699625
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $32.95

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Description

The strength of the Tea Party and Religious Right in the United States, alongside the Harper Conservatives’ stance on same-sex marriage and religious freedom in Canada, has many asking whether social conservatism has come to define the right wing of North American politics.

In this timely and penetrating book, James Farney provides the first full-length comparison of social conservatism in Canada and the United States from the sexual revolution to the present day. Based on archival research and extensive interviews, it traces the historic relationship between social conservatives and other right-wing groups. Farney illuminates why the American Republican Party was quicker to accept social conservatives as legitimate and valuable allies than the Conservative Party of Canada.

This book will be indispensable for understanding why a movement so powerful amongst American conservatives has been distinctively less important in Canada and how the character of Canadian conservatism means it will likely remain so.

About the author

James Farney is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Regina. He is the author of Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States.

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