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The Resource The moral foundations of Canadian federalism : paradoxes, achievements, and tragedies of nationhood, Samuel V. LaSelva

The moral foundations of Canadian federalism : paradoxes, achievements, and tragedies of nationhood, Samuel V. LaSelva

Label
The moral foundations of Canadian federalism : paradoxes, achievements, and tragedies of nationhood
Title
The moral foundations of Canadian federalism
Title remainder
paradoxes, achievements, and tragedies of nationhood
Statement of responsibility
Samuel V. LaSelva
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Focusing on key events in Canadian political history, Samuel LaSelva examines the moral foundations of the Canadian federal system of government and their implications. He explores the ideals, arguments, and rhetoric invoked by the debates surrounding crucial events in Canadian federalism - Confederation, patriation of the constitution, Meech Lake, and the Charlottetown accord - and situates them within the context of moral and political philosophy
  • LeSelva argues that Canadian federalism is founded on a vision of a nation in which multiple identities and multiple loyalties can flourish within a framework of common political nationality. He contends that this dualistic belief affects not only our understanding of Canadian identity but also a host of fundamental concepts, including fraternity, justice, democracy, and federalism itself. LaSelva offers a compelling reconsideration of Confederation and of the pivotal role of George-Etienne Cartier, one of the Fathers of Confederation, in both the achievement of confederation and the creation of a distinctively Canadian federalist theory. Given the current debates about Quebec sovereignty and Aboriginal self-government, the future of the Canadian federation is uncertain. The Moral Foundations of Canadian Federalism provides a timely and novel perspective in support of Canadian federalism
Cataloging source
REDDC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaSelva, Samuel V.
Dewey number
320.471/049
Index
index present
LC call number
JL27
LC item number
.L36 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal government
  • Constitutional history
  • Canada
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Constitutional history
  • Federal government
  • Politics and government
  • Canada
  • Föderalismus
  • Politische Ethik
  • Federalisme
  • Federatieve staten
  • Gouvernement fédéral
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Kanada
Label
The moral foundations of Canadian federalism : paradoxes, achievements, and tragedies of nationhood, Samuel V. LaSelva
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Tragedy, Justice, and Community as Elements of Canadian Federalism -- 1. Federalism as a Way of Life: The Canadian Experiment -- 2. Confederation and the Beginnings of Canadian Federalist Theory -- 3. Patriation Revisited: The Neglected Implications of Section 94 -- 4. Does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom Rest on a Mistake? -- 5. Nation-Saving or Nation-Destroying: The Impact of the Charter of Rights on Canadian Federalism -- 6. Reimagining Confederation: Moving beyond the Trudeau-Levesque Debate -- 7. Is Canadian Democracy Special? Mutual Recognition in a Federal System -- 8. A Dialogue of Democracy: Aboriginal Self-Government and Canadian Federalism -- 9. The One and the Many: Pluralism, Expressivism and the Canadian Political Nationality -- 10. Recovering the Moral Foundations of Canadian Federalism
Control code
144084143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xs8b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144084143
Label
The moral foundations of Canadian federalism : paradoxes, achievements, and tragedies of nationhood, Samuel V. LaSelva
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Tragedy, Justice, and Community as Elements of Canadian Federalism -- 1. Federalism as a Way of Life: The Canadian Experiment -- 2. Confederation and the Beginnings of Canadian Federalist Theory -- 3. Patriation Revisited: The Neglected Implications of Section 94 -- 4. Does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom Rest on a Mistake? -- 5. Nation-Saving or Nation-Destroying: The Impact of the Charter of Rights on Canadian Federalism -- 6. Reimagining Confederation: Moving beyond the Trudeau-Levesque Debate -- 7. Is Canadian Democracy Special? Mutual Recognition in a Federal System -- 8. A Dialogue of Democracy: Aboriginal Self-Government and Canadian Federalism -- 9. The One and the Many: Pluralism, Expressivism and the Canadian Political Nationality -- 10. Recovering the Moral Foundations of Canadian Federalism
Control code
144084143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xs8b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144084143

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