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Political Science Canadian

The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective

by (author) David Smith

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
May 2017
Category
Canadian, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487522407
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $35.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802094643
    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
    List Price
    $42.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487516949
    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
    List Price
    $28.95

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Description

The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective is the first scholarly study of the Senate in over a quarter century and the first analysis of the upper house as one chamber of a bicameral legislature. David E. Smith's aim in this work is to demonstrate the interrelationship of the two chambers and the constraints this relationship poses for Senate reform. He analyses past literature on the Senate and current proposals for reform - such as a Triple-E Senate - and compares Canada's upper chamber with those of Australia, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom, noting a revival of interest in Canada and abroad in upper chambers and bicameralism.

Drawing on parliamentary debates and committee reports, as well as a range of broad secondary sources, The Canadian Senate in Bicameral Perspective examine the Canadian Senate within the international context, shedding light on its role as a political institution and arguing for a renewed investigation into its future.

About the author

David Smith, author of the British best-seller Free Lunch, is economics editor of The Sunday Times and an economic adviser to Rupert Murdoch. He is a familiar voice on British radio and television, commentating on economic matters.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Donner Prize, Donner Foundation

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