Good Government? Good Citizens?

Good Government? Good Citizens? : Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada

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Of particular interest to professors and students of law and political science, Good Government? Good Citizens? will appeal to anyone interested in the changing face of Canada and its citizens.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.54mm | 440g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • New ed
  • 077481165X
  • 9780774811651

Table of contents



Part 1: The Society that Was

1 Before the Transformation

Part 2: Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Society in Transition

2 The Ascendance of Courts

3 Representative Politics in Disarray

4 Chasing Choice: The Market Abounding

Part 3: Some Examples of a Changing Canada

5 Aboriginals: Two Row Wampum, Second Thoughts, and Citizens Plus

6 Citizens in Cyberspace: The Internet and Canadian Democracy

7 The Youngest Citizens and Education as a Public Good?

8 Evermore Citizens Who Are Senior: An Ageing Canada Conclusion: "The Dance of Adjustment"


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In Good Government? Good Citizens? W.A. Bogart provides a thoughtful analysis of the drama of social and political change in Canada over the last several decades. -- Mike Hogeterp * The Catalyst, Summer 2006 * Any reader who would cares about the future of democracy in Canada would do well to read this broad-ranging and thought-provoking book. -- Miriam Smith, Department of Political Studies, Trent University * Canadian Public Policy, vol. XXXII. No. 1, 2006 * Bogart offers an important thesis about the power of judges and rights that demands further inquiry both in Canada and elsewhere in the West. -- Richard A. Brisbin, Jr., Dept of Political Science, West Virginia University * Law and Politics Book Review *
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About W. A. Bogart

W.A. Bogart teaches in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. He has been a Virtual Scholar in Residence for the Law Commission of Canada, and is the author of several books, including Consequences: The Impact of Law and Its Complexity and Courts and Country: The Limits of Litigation and the Social and Political Life of Canada.
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