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Degrees of freedom [electronic resource] : Canada and the United States in a changing world / edited by Keith Banting, George Hoberg, and Richard Simeon.

Contributor(s): Banting, Keith G | Simeon, Richard | Hoberg, George.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal ; Buffalo c : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 493 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780773566262 (electronic bk.); 0773566260 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Political planning -- Canada | Political planning -- United States | Canada -- Politics and government | United States -- Politics and government | Politique publique -- Canada | Politique publique -- �Etats-Unis | Canada -- Politique et gouvernement | �Etats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- General | Overheidsbeleid | Economische ontwikkeling | Sociale ontwikkeling | Politieke ontwikkeling | Internationalisatie | Pol�itica e governo -- Canad�a;estados unidos | Aufsatzsammlung | Politischer Wandel | Wirtschaftsentwicklung | Kanada | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Degrees of freedom.DDC classification: 320/.6/0971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Keith Banting, George Hoberg and Richard Simeon -- Changing Economies, Changing Societies / Keith Banting and Richard Simeon -- The Constraints of Public Opinion: Diverging or Converging Paths? / George Perlin -- Democracy and Performance: Governance in Canada and the United States / Richard Simeon and Elaine Willis -- Macroeconomic Policy in Canada and the United States: Independence, Transmission, and Effectiveness / Paul Boothe and Douglas Purvis -- Industrial Policy in Canada and the United States / Robert Howse and Marsha Chandler -- The Social Policy Divide: The Welfare State in Canada and the United States / Keith Banting -- The Judicialization of Politics: Rights and Public Policy in Canada and the United States / Christopher Manfredi -- Governing the Environment: Comparing Canada and the United States / George Hoberg -- Globalization, Fragmentation, and the Social Contact / Richard Simeon, George Hoberg and Keith Banting.
Review: "A comparative study of Canadian and American responses to the changing international economy and to changing patterns of social diversity in domestic society, Degrees of Freedom traces the impact of these pressures on the economic and social structure, culture, political institutions, and policy regimes of the two countries." "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."--Jacket.
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"A comparative study of Canadian and American responses to the changing international economy and to changing patterns of social diversity in domestic society, Degrees of Freedom traces the impact of these pressures on the economic and social structure, culture, political institutions, and policy regimes of the two countries." "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."--Jacket.

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1. Introduction / Keith Banting, George Hoberg and Richard Simeon -- 2. Changing Economies, Changing Societies / Keith Banting and Richard Simeon -- 3. The Constraints of Public Opinion: Diverging or Converging Paths? / George Perlin -- 4. Democracy and Performance: Governance in Canada and the United States / Richard Simeon and Elaine Willis -- 5. Macroeconomic Policy in Canada and the United States: Independence, Transmission, and Effectiveness / Paul Boothe and Douglas Purvis -- 6. Industrial Policy in Canada and the United States / Robert Howse and Marsha Chandler -- 7. The Social Policy Divide: The Welfare State in Canada and the United States / Keith Banting -- 8. The Judicialization of Politics: Rights and Public Policy in Canada and the United States / Christopher Manfredi -- 9. Governing the Environment: Comparing Canada and the United States / George Hoberg -- 10. Globalization, Fragmentation, and the Social Contact / Richard Simeon, George Hoberg and Keith Banting.

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