Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2008

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442649446
Release Date: 2015-01-21
Genre: Political Science

This installment of the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs reviews 2008: one of the most dramatic years in recent Canadian political history.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2003

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: Canadian Annual Review of Poli
ISBN: 0802099858
Release Date: 2009-07
Genre: Political Science

In 2003, Canada earned distinction on the world stage for eradicating deficit spending and for its progressive stance evident in its support for gay marriage, moves to decriminalize possession of marijuana, and liberal immigration policies. However, despite it achievements, Canada faced many new and longstanding political challenges. Canada was not immune to widespread turmoil and uncertainty rooted in war, disease, and the effects of globalization such as SARS, mad cow disease, and a large-scale blackout affecting the north-eastern United States and Ontario. The United States was becoming mired in a complex and prolonged war with Iraq, and a large contingent of Canada's armed forces remained in Afghanistan. Additional security measures were implemented to meet the threat of terrorism, while Mahar Arar's accounts of torture endured in a Syrian jail became a symbol of public doubt about many of the new counter-terrorism initiatives. The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2003 is the latest instalment in an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important events, and thoughtfully considers their significance in local and international contexts.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802088031
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Political Science

Long praised for its accuracy, readability, and insight, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs offers a synoptic appraisal of the year's developments in Canadian politics. 1997 was a year of political and economic stability in Canada, and the Federal government was on the verge of a balanced budget. Inflation seemed to have been tamed, and the leading economic policy question was how the expected surpluses should be spent. The primary focuses of the surprise Federal general election campaign, held in 1997 despite Prime Minister Jean Chétien having 16 months left in his mandate, were on the government's economic record and national unity. The election caused some controversy in Manitoba simply by proceeding, as the province was preoccupied by the worst flooding in more than a century. In Alberta, Premier Ralph Klein also faced the voters again. The low point of the year came when Vancouver played host to an international summit that sparked an outcry over the RCMP's use of pepper-spray on demonstrators. However, 1997 was also the year that Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy successfully challenged world leaders to negotiate a treaty to ban the manufacture and use of anti-personnel landmines, and was able to welcome 122 nations to sign the Ottawa Convention.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1993

Author: David Leyton-Brown
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802047017
Release Date: 1999-12
Genre: History

Featuring essays on parliament and politics, Ottawa and the provinces, and external affairs, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs provides a comprehensive account of the year's events.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2000

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0802090893
Release Date: 2006-05
Genre: Political Science

Long praised for its accuracy, readability, and insight, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs offers a synoptic appraisal of the year's developments in Canadian politics. The first year of the new millennium saw a new conservative federal party born with the union of the Reform Party and disaffected federal Progressive Conservatives. Led by Stockwell Day, the Canadian Alliance was defeated by Jean Chrétien's liberals in the subsequent federal election. A second RCMP investigation into questionable job-creation grants in Chrétien's home riding, however, hurt the Prime Minister's reputation. The Liberals' new cigarette-packaging requirements, featuring gruesome tobacco-related images meant to discourage smoking, were challenged by tobacco companies. As well, the issue of police racism was brought to the fore when two Saskatoon police officers were suspended over allegations they abandoned a Native man on a cold winter night without a coat. Additionally, Ontario's chief coroner announced an investigation into the deaths of nine people following an outbreak of E.Coli in Walkerton. The Canadian Annual Review is unique in its collection and presentation of the year in politics. The combination of the calendar and the text offers a superb, easy-access reference source for political events, both federal and provincial.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1999

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802039014
Release Date: 2005-05
Genre: Political Science

Long praised for its accuracy, readability, and insight, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs offers a synoptic appraisal of the year's developments in Canadian politics. Canada went to war in 1999, participating in a two-month NATO-led air war against Yugoslavia over its treatment of Kosovar Albanians. Attracting less public attention was an important turn in the country's constitutional arrangements - the creation of Nunavut - producing a self-governing capacity for the Inuit. The year 1999 also saw both the federal and British Columbia governments approve an historic agreement with the Nisga'a Nation. Additionally, Jean Chrétien's Liberal government pushed ahead with its plan to create a law that sets out the rules around any future referendum on Quebec's sovereignty. The Canadian Annual Review is unique in its collection and presentation of the year in politics. The combination of the calendar and the text offers a superb, easy-access reference source for political events, both federal and provincial.

Okulare Demokratie

Author: Dominik Hammer
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839440049
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: Political Science

In The Eyes of the People entwickelt der Politikwissenschaftler Jeffrey Edward Green unter der Bezeichnung »Okulare Demokratie« eine grundlegend neue Theorie demokratischer Teilhabe. Dabei wird der Blick der Bürger_innen als Instrument demokratischer Kontrolle hervorgehoben, in dessen Fokus nicht Inhalte, sondern die öffentliche Performance von Spitzenpolitiker_innen steht. Der Band stellt diese Demokratietheorie vor und macht den Ansatz sowie die Diskussion um ihn erstmals für den deutschen Diskurskontext zugänglich. Die Beiträger_innen greifen dabei die Debatte um die Krise der repräsentativen Demokratie auf und untersuchen die Potenziale einer plebiszitären Zuschauerdemokratie.

Modern World

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105071544725
Release Date: 1963
Genre: Business & Economics