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Back to Blakeney : revitalizing the democratic state

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  • Contributor: McGrane, David; Whyte, John D.; Romanow, Roy J.; Isinger, Russell

    Allan Blakeney believed in government as a force for good. As premier of Saskatchewan, he promoted social justice through government intervention in the economy and the welfare state. He created legal and constitutional structures that guaranteed strong human rights, and he safeguarded the integrity of the voting system to support a robust democracy. Blakeney encouraged excellence in public administration to deliver the best possible services and used taxes to help secure equality of opportunity. In Back to Blakeney, scholars reflect on Blakeney's achievements, as well as his constitutional legacy--namely, the notwithstanding clause--and explore the challenges facing democracy today.

    • Principled pragmatism : Allan Blakeney and Saskatchewan's "resource wars" / Roy Romanow
    • Pursuing equality : the political thought of Allan Blakeney / David McGrane
    • The Blakeney style of cabinet government : lessons for the twenty-first century? / Gregory P. Marchildon
    • Experts, politicians, and public opinion : Allan Blakeney and unpacking democratic accountability / Simone Chambers
    • Allan Blakeney and the dignity of democratic debate on rights / Dwight Newman
    • Allan Blakeney and keeping democracy's promise / John D. Whyte
    • Is democracy compatible with good government? / Michael M. Atkinson
    • Trust, taxes, and democracy in Canada / Alex Himelfarb
    • Social democracy and the Canadian welfare state / Nelson Wiseman
    • Because it's 2019 : gender, Canadian politics, and the democratic deficit / Melanee Thomas
    • The duty to consult : creating political space for First Nations? / Katherine Walker
    • Troubled Marriage : liberal pluralist democracies and religion / Reg Whitaker
    • Federal electoral boundary commissions : what's right, what's wrong, and what can be done about it? / John C. Courtney
    • Money matters : a democratic assessment of Canada's political finance system / David Coletto.
    Original Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, University of Regina Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780889776418, 0889776415, 9780889776821, 0889776822
    Collection(s)/Series: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2020