Conservatism in Canada

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James Farney, David Rayside
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2013 - Political Science - 379 pages

With the electoral success of the Harper Conservatives federally and of a number of conservative parties provincially, the topic of Canadian conservatism is more important to our understanding of Canadian party politics than ever before. This timely volume presents the first comprehensive examination of Canadian conservatism in a generation - a period during which its nature has changed substantially.

Conservatism in Canada explores the ideological character of contemporary Canadian conservatism, its support in the electorate, its impact on public policies such as immigration and foreign policy, and its articulation at both federal and provincial levels. The essays include comparisons with other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as specific examinations of conservatism in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec.

Featuring contributions by both established and new scholars in the fields of political science and public policy, this volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the changing nature of Canadian conservatism and its broader implications for the future of this country.

 

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Contents

The Meanings of Conservatism
3
Philosophical Attitudinal
19
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23
Canadian Populism in the Era of the United Right
43
The Triumph of Neoliberalism within Partisan
59
The Harper Conservatives
79
Fiscal Frugality and Party Politics
120
Percentage of Total Economy GNP for Canada
124
Provincial Conservatism
209
American Protestantism and the Roots
231
Albertans Conservative Beliefs
249
Moral Conservatism and Ontario Party Politics
268
The Blue Electorate in Quebec and Support
293
The Rise
317
The Distinctive Evolution
339
Bibliography
353

A Conservative Foreign Policy? Canada
139
Women Feminism and the Harper Conservatives
165
The Relationship between the Conservative Party
184
Contributors
361
Index
367
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David Rayside is a professor in the Department of Political Science and an associate of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of nbsp;Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions: Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States .

James Farney is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Regina. He is the author of Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States .

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