Title Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics
Author David McGrane, Neil Hibbert
ISBN 9781442628434
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 520
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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"In my view, this book is long overdue. Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics seeks to bridge the gap between empirical and theoretical approaches to politics and, moreover, to demonstrate the relevance and usefulness of applying concepts and frameworks from the realm of political theory to issues and subjects that arise in the study of contemporary Canadian politics."

—Stephen Brooks, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor

"This is a very good collection of essays, with each chapter engaging with contemporary political theory and current issues in Canadian politics."

—Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University



Bringing together political theorists and specialists in Canadian politics, Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics combines conceptual frameworks from political theory and empirical evidence to offer fresh perspectives on political events in contemporary Canada. Examining complex and timely subjects such as equality, social justice, democracy, citizenship, and ethnic diversity, contributors present current and archival research supplemented with insights drawn from political theory to give readers a deep and nuanced understanding of increasingly pressing issues in Canadian society.

For scholars and students seeking a work of political theory that is tangible, focused, and connected to the real world of everyday politics, Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics will be an important resource, combining philosophical insights and empirical evidence to enhance our understanding of contemporary Canadian politics.



Introduction (David McGrane and Neil Hibbert)

Part I: Ideology
Chapter 1. From Grant to Hayek: The Shifting Nature of Canadian Conservatism (James Farney)
Chapter 2. Canadian Liberalism as a Distinctive Tradition (Brooke Jeffrey)
Chapter 3. What Does “Progressive” Mean? The Political Theory of Social Democracy and Reform Liberalism in Canada (David McGrane)
Chapter 4. It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got that Swing: Ideology in the Age of Emotion (Paul Saurette and Kathryn Trevenen)

Part II: Equality and Social Justice

Chapter 5.The Changing Normativity of the Canadian Welfare State (Neil Hibbert)
Chapter 6.“How We Treat Our Women is Our Business!”:  Legal Pluralism’s Impact on Women’s Citizenship in Federations (Jill Vickers)
Chapter 7. Autonomy, Rights, and Euthanasia Policy: Lessons from John Stuart Mill (Darin Nesbitt)
Chapter 8.What’s Wrong With Private Schools? (Steven Lecce)

Part III: Democracy and Citizenship
Chapter 9.
Deliberative Democracy: The Canadian Experience (Marlene K. Sokolon)
Chapter 10. Democracy and the Problem of Constitutional Change in Canada (Lee Ward)
Chapter 11. Does Canada have a Founding Moment? (Catherine Frost)
Part IV: Ethnic Diversity and Minority Rights
Chapter 12. Self-Determination Theory: Political and Psychological (Michael Murphy)
Chapter 13. Beyond Multiculturalism: Indigenous Normativity and the Search for a Legitimate Constitution (Marc Woons)
Chapter 14. Equality Rights, Multiculturalism, and Public Reason in Canada (Mark Blythe and Jay  Makarenko)

Part V: Nationalism
Chapter 15. Lament for a Pre-Modern Nation? George Grant and Michael Byers on Canadian Identity (Ann Ward)
Chapter 16. Culture and National Identity in Quebec (Raffaele Iacovino)
Chapter 17. The Conqueror’s Mask: Canada as an Empire-State (Mark Chevrier)
Part VI: Canada in the World
Chapter 18. The Legitimacy of Judicial Review: The Strength of the Weak (Stephen Winter)
Chapter 19. Canada and the International Responsibilities to Protect and Prosecute in Cases of Mass Atrocity (Kirsten J. Fisher and
Cristina G. Stefan)

Chapter 20.
Immigration and Borders in Canada: Looking Outward, Looking Inward, and Breaking Away from Legacies (Mireille Paquet)


About the Editors:

David McGrane is associate professor in the Department of Political Studies at St. Thomas More College and the University of Saskatchewan.
Neil Hibbert is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Target Audience:

People interested in political science.


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