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Political Science Comparative Politics

The Comparative Turn in Canadian Political Science

edited by Linda White, Richard Simeon, Robert Vipond & Jennifer Wallner

UBC Press
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Jan 2009
Comparative Politics, General
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Over the past decade, the introspective, insular, and largely atheoretical style that informed Canadian political science for most of the postwar period has given way to a deeper engagement with, and integration into, the global field of comparative politics. This volume is the first sustained attempt to describe, analyze, and assess the “comparative turn” in Canadian political science. Canada’s engagement with comparative politics is examined with a focus on three central questions: In what ways, and how successfully, have Canadian scholars contributed to the study of comparative politics? How does study of the Canadian case advance the comparative discipline? Finally, can Canadian practice and policy be reproduced in other countries?

About the authors

Linda A. White is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.

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Richard Simeon is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

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Robert C. Vipond is a professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

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Jennifer Wallner is an assistant professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

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