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The Canadian federalist experiment : from defiant monarchy to reluctant republic

Author: Frederick Vaughan
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Canadian Federalist Experiment details how the fathers of Canadian Confederation, eager to perpetuate monarchical government despite Enlightenment thinkers' views that republicanism was the only legitimate form of government, embraced the Hobbesean principles of the English constitution. Monarchical principles were embedded in the Canadian constitution of 1867, leading to concentration of power in the office of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Vaughan
ISBN: 0773525335 9780773525337 0773525378 9780773525375
OCLC Number: 51040309
Description: xii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: An Improbable Ambition --
The Enlightenment and the Foundations of Modern Government in England and America --
From Royal Prerogative to Responsible Government --
The Foundations of Eddystone --
An Object Much to be Desired --
The Ambiguous Embrace of Federalism --
The Courts and the Rise of Judicial Power --
A Nation of Christians --
The Charter Court and the Decline of Parliament --
Epilogue: Clinging to the Wreckage.
Responsibility: Frederick Vaughan.
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