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The republican option in Canada, past and present

Author: David E Smith
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Canada is one of a declining number of monarchies in the world, yet Canadians have never seriously considered a republican alternative. The nature of Canada's monarchy and the question of whether a republican form of government might prove superior are, in fact, subjects that are all but ignored in Canadian constitutional discussions. This study explores why this is so and what it reveals about Canadian political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Smith
ISBN: 0802044697 9780802044693 0802082645 9780802082640
OCLC Number: 40534560
Description: xiv, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why is there no Republicanism in Canada? --
The appeal of Republicanism --
Canadian attitudes: the search for constitutional balance in pre-confederation Canada --
Representation --
Participation --
Federalism --
Citizenship --
Contexts and contrasts --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David E. Smith.

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Examines the history, prospects, and implications of republicanism in Canada, traces the ambivalence of Canadians to the concept, and demonstrates the conflict republican theories and practices  Read more...

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