Democracy, Diversity and Good Government: An Introduction to Politics in Canada

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9780132350617: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government: An Introduction to Politics in Canada

This is your government!

Democracy, Diversity, and Good Government, with a unique approach and attractive, four-colour design, is the first new introductory text for Canadian Politics courses to be published in many years.  This is a lively text that aims to provide students with the foundation they will need in the discipline, with a minimum of jargon, while raising thought-provoking questions designed to engage their interest in Canadian politics. It focuses particularly on the special challenges for the practice of democracy and good government that arise from the great diversity within the Canadian population.

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LIBERAL DEMOCRACY  A political system in which the powers of government are

limited by law, the rights of the people to freely engage in political activity are well

established, and fair elections are held to choose those who make governing decisions

           

DIVERSITY  The diversity of Canada’s population has great political significance. Those of different social classes, ethnic groups, genders, sexual orientations and religious beliefs often have different political interests, values, and ideological perspectives.

 

GOOD GOVERNMENT  Accountable; participatory; inclusive; transparent; responsive; efficient; committed to peace, development and human rights.

 

Throughout this attractive new introduction to Canadian Politics, the themes of democracy, diversity, and good government resonate and illuminate.  It is about YOUR government and the struggles, competing values, ideologies and fraught decisions that touch your life. Students’ ability to afford higher education, the safety of the food you eat, how well the natural environment is protected for current and future generations, whether job opportunities will be limited by high unemployment, and even who you can legally marry are all affected by government policies. Engagingly written and generously illustrated, this book shows that Canadian politics is not only interesting but very important both domestically and internationally.

 

“In this book we focus particularly on analyzing how the great diversity of Canada provides important challenges for the practice of democracy and the good government that Canadians expect. We believe it is the duty and responsibility of all citizens to understand and participate in the political life of their country. It is our hope that this book will contribute to the achievement of that important objective.” Mintz, Tossutti and Dunn

About the Author:

·     Eric Mintz, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University

·     Livianna Tossutti, Brock University

·     Christopher Dunn, Memorial University

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Eric Mintz; Livianna Tossutti; Christopher Dunn
Published by Pearson Education Canada (2010)
ISBN 10: 0132350610 ISBN 13: 9780132350617
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