State and Society in Transition: The Politics of Institutional Reform in the Eastern Townships, 1838-1852 (Studies on the History of Quebec/Etudes d'h

State and Society in Transition: The Politics of Institutional Reform in the Eastern Townships, 1838-1852 (Studies on the History of Quebec/Etudes d'h

By: Little (author)Hardback

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Using a variety of documentary sources, including hundreds of petitions, letters, and reports to the government, Little traces the complex relationship between community life and government regulation. He reveals that at the same time development of responsible government was leading to increasingly centralized authority at the provincial level, a persistent sense of localism was forcing the state to decentralize its new institutions at the community level. The local population of this largely American-settled corner of Quebec, Little shows, clearly exerted an important influence on the evolution of the education, legal, social welfare, and municipal systems. State and Society in Transition makes a major contribution to the study of state formation in the recently unified province of Canada by taking into account not only the dialectical process between the centre and periphery but also the impact of institutional reform on social and economic development in general.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773515444
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773515444
  • ISBN10: 0773515445

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