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Author Heaman, Elsbeth, 1964- author
Title A short history of the state in Canada / E.A. Heaman
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2015]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JA84.C2 H43 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020484754
Descript xii, 279 pages ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Themes in Canadian history ; 11
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
A concise, elegant survey of a complex aspect of Canadian history, A Short History of the State in Canada examines the theory and reality of governance within Canada's distinctive political heritage: a combination of Indigenous, French, and British traditions, American statism and anti-statism, and diverse, practical experiments and experiences. E.A. Heaman takes the reader through the development of the state in both principle and practice, examining Indigenous forms of government before European contact; the interplay of French and British colonial institutions before and after the Conquest of New France; the creation of the nineteenth-century liberal state; and, finally, the rise and reconstitution of the modern social welfare state. Moving beyond the history of institutions to include the development of political cultures and social politics, A Short History of the State in Canada is a valuable introduction to the topic for political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Canada's past and present. From publisher's website
Subject Political culture -- Canada -- Historiography
Canada -- Politics and government -- Historiography
Canada -- Social conditions -- Historiography
Culture politique -- Canada -- Historiographie
Canada -- Politique et gouvernement -- Historiographie
Canada -- Conditions sociales -- Historiographie
Political culture -- Historiography. fast (OCoLC)fst01069268
Politics and government -- Historiography. fast (OCoLC)fst01919764
Social history -- Historiography. fast (OCoLC)fst01122502
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
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