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Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia

Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia examines the political life of Canada’s dynamic Pacific province. Each of the seventeen chapters, written by well-known experts, provides an up-to-date portrait and analysis of one of the many faces of B.C. politics. Taken together they provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the dominant themes and issues that have been the distinguishing features of the province’s political life.

395 pages


Table of Contents

Introduction / R.K. Carty

Part 1: Modern British Columbia

1 Value Conflicts in Lotusland: BC Political Culture / Donald E. Blake

2 From Timber to Tourism: The Political Economy of British Columbia / Michael Howlett and Keith Brownsey

3 British Columbia: `The Spoilt Child of Confederation’ / Ed Black

4 Aboriginal Peoples and Aboriginal Title in British Columbia Politics / Paul Tennant

Part 2: The Political Stage

5 The Politics of Polarization: Parties and Elections in British Columbia / Donald E. Blake

6 The British Columbia Legislature and Parliamentary Framework / Norman Ruff

7 Women and Political Representation in British Columbia / Lynda Erickson

8 The Media and British Columbia Politics / Barbara McLintock and Gerry Kristianson

Part 3: Governing the Province

9 The Government of the Day: The Premier and Cabinet in British Columbia / Terence Morley

10 Provincial Governance and the Public Service: Bureaucratic Transitions and Change / Norman Ruff

11 Administering Justice / Terence Morley

Part 4: The Patterns of Public Policy

12 Lobbying and Private Interests in British Columbia Politics / Gerry Kristianson

13 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy in British Columbia / Brian Scarfe

14 At the Edge of Canada’s Welfare State: Social Policy-Making in British Columbia / Michael J. Prince

15 The Politics of Sustainability: Forest Policy in British Columbia / George Hoberg

16 Environmental Protection in British Columbia: Postmaterial Values, Organized Interests, and Party Politics / Kathryn Harrison

17 The British Columbia New Democratic Party: Does It Make a Difference? / Richard Sigurdson

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