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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
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
AUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaSelva, Samuel V.
Index
index present
LC call number
JL27
LC item number
.L36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal government
  • Canada
  • Constitutional history
  • Gouvernement fédéral
  • Canada
  • Canada
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34605330
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780773514058
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
97117934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34605330
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780773514058
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
97117934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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