Three Civilizations, Two Cultures, One State: Canada's Political Traditions (Duke University Center for International Studies Publications)

Three Civilizations, Two Cultures, One State: Canada's Political Traditions (Duke University Center for International Studies Publications)

By: Douglas Verney (author)Hardback

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This volume examines 150 years of Canadian political life in light if one of the country's most intractable problems, its cultural identity. Although many thoughtful Canadians remain dubious about the existence of a truly Canadian way of life, Douglas Verney argues that in fact Canada's political traditions embody and reflect a unique culture; and that although the Canadian government has been the primary instrument for nurturing this culture, it has been at the same time the entity most guilty of obscuring and ignoring it.

Contents

Tables ix Preface and Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 1. American in Civilization, Canadian in Culture 9 2. Pragmatism and Canada's "Philosophical Federalism" 35 3. The Americanization of the Social Sciences: The Canadian Response to Scientific Empiricism 58 4. Taking Tradition for Granted: English Canada's Attachment to Westminster 112 5. The "Reconciliation" of Parliamentary Supremacy and Federalism 149 6. From Conquest via Rebellion to Dualism: French Canadian Perceptions before 1867 172 7. Dualism versus Majority Rule 210 8. French Canada and the Triumph of Majority Rule 252 9. Quebec and the Rest of Canada: The Limitations of Philosophical Federalism 300 10. Options Canada: Options Quebec 346 11. Conclusion: Toward a New State Structure? 391 Notes 405 Bibliography 435 Index 445

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780822306542
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 467
  • ID: 9780822306542
  • ISBN10: 0822306549

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