Interests of State: The Politics of Language, Multiculturalism, and Feminism in Canada
By: Leslie A. Pal (author)Paperback
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An exploration of the direct funding of advocacy groups by the government. Focusing on groups concerned with the official languages, multiculturalism, and women's issues, Leslie Pal argues that funding is not neutral but is driven by state interests and by a national unity agenda.
Part 1 Theoretical considerations: the problem of the state; collective action and the state. Part 2 citizenship policy and administration: Secretary of State 1867-1945 - toward a citizenship role; the citizenship branch, 1945-1968; the rise and fall of "citizen participation", 1968-1974; programme evolution and change, 1974-1989. Part 3 Programmes and organizations: social action and official language minority groups; multiculturalism; the womens' programme. Part 4 Conclusions: citizenship and collective action; the state and collective mobilization.
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