Quebec | 3rd Edition
State and Society
AUTHOR: Gognon, Alain G.
PUBLISHER: University of Toronto Press
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QuÃ©bec: State and Society, third edition acts as a mirror to a society that continues to transform itself, that adjusts to changes taking place on the international scene, while providing an understanding of QuÃ©bec's unique experience within the world. This completely revised edition is composed of twenty-two original and comprehensive essays on key issues and themes that constitute present-day QuÃ©bec politics, written by prominent and widely published specialists in areas as diverse as political science, sociology, economics, demography, and history. As a result, this book provides a full account the historical and contemporary QuÃ©bec environment and offers premises for developments to come.
This edition distinguishes itself by proposing five main themes for surveying the QuÃ©bec condition, each with its own section. The first of these, "QuÃ©bec Today: Memory, Identity, and Pluralism", contains essays on historical and contemporary identity narratives and counter-narratives in QuÃ©bec, including aboriginal/state debates. "Governance" explores issues of QuÃ©bec public administration, business-government relations, and federal and international relations. "Political Parties and Social Movements" discusses a series of fundamental questions on the role exercised by the various elements of civil society in QuÃ©bec, ranging from the relevance of political parties to the diversity of social movements. "Education, Language, and Immigration" delves into developments in long-standing issues at the heart of the challenge of pluralism in QuÃ©bec. "Territoriality, Globalization, and International Relations" tackles questions faced by every contemporary society and proposes new arenas for research for QuÃ©bec.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/1/2004
CATEGORY: History, Political Science, Social Science