Degrees of Freedom: Canada and the United States in a Changing World

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Keith G. Banting, George Hoberg, Richard Simeon
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1997 - Business & Economics - 493 pages
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The book's primary aim is to determine whether Canada and the United States have become more similar as their economies have become more integrated and their societies more diverse. The authors conclude that, although powerful economic and social pressures clearly constrain national governments and lead to convergence in some areas, distinctive cultural and political processes preserve room for distinctive national responses to important problems of the late twentieth century. Authors include Keith Banting, Paul Boothe (University of Alberta), Marsha Chandler (University of Toronto), George Hoberg, Robert Howse (University of Toronto), Christopher Manfredi (McGill University), George Perlin (Queen's University), Douglas Purvis (Queen's University), Richard Simeon, and Elaine Willis (consultant, Toronto).
 

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Contents

Changing Economies Changing Societies Keith Banting
23
Diverging
71
Governance in Canada
150
Industrial Policy in Canada and the United States
231
Rights and Public
310
Comparing Canada
341
1o Globalization Fragmentation and the Social
389
Notes
417
Bibliography
433
Contributors
483
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Policy St, Queens

George Hoberg is Professor and Head, Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia.

Richard Simeon is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

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