Canada

sources/general

more recent updates on Canadian democracy here

on general election 2015: good overview of different positions; and here on surprise win for Trudeau/Liberals and overview of Trudeau programme here (includes investment in infrastructure, using modest budget deficits, progressive tax reform, legalise and regulate marijuana, national targets for greenhouse gas emissions, boost the number of Syrian refugees to Canada, end Canada’s bombing mission against Isis in Syria and Iraq and restore the diplomacy with Iran)

Economist update on Canada

academic articles

good piece discussing range of relevant issues (global economic crisis, populism, welfare state):

Thomas, M. P., and Tufts, S. (2016) Austerity, Right Populism, and the Crisis of Labour in Canada.Antipode, 48: 212230. doi: 10.1111/anti.12162.

party system

on electoral reform (Jan 2015)

“Harperism” undermining Canadian democracy

opposition to parties (or ‘negative partisanship’) can have important impact upon political participation

discussion of Canada’s party system (Sep 2014) and here for a discussion ahead of the 2015 election

varieties of capitalism

Power of Canadian trade unions has limited inequality

political participation

opposition to parties (or ‘negative partisanship’) can have important impact upon political participation

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