Regionalism and Political Cultures

Further Readings

Cochrane, C. &Perrella, A. (2012). “Regions, Regionalism and Regional Differences in Canada,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 45, no. 4: pp. 829–53. This article looks at the divisional lines among the different regions in Canada. The main focus of this article is on the differing viewpoints on the terms region and regionalism and how these concepts apply to Canadian regions.

Vodden, K., et al. (2019). The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Winnipeg, MA: Routledge. This book explores the different regional development policies in Canada from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. This book also brings in a more critical analysis into how regional development policies contribute towards the concept of national unity.

Resnick, P. (2001). The Politics of Resentment: British Columbia Regionalism and Canadian Unity. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. This book covers a lesser-known issue in regionalism: the political resentment in British Columbia. Despite its geographical distance to Ottawa and the rest of Canada, this book explores some of the political and social regionalism/national unity issues through the lens of politicians and British Columbian residents.

Lawson, R.J. (2005).“Understanding Alienation in Western Canada: Is ‘Western Alienation’ the Problem? Is Senate Reform the Cure?” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'Étudescanadiennes 39, no. 2: pp. 127–155.Lawson studies western alienation as a form of regionalism in Canada, which also suggests exploring institutional reforms—particularly Senate reform—as a cure for alienation of Western Canada.

O’Neal, B. (1995). “Distinct Society: Origins, interpretations, implications,” Library of Parliament: Political and Social Affairs Divisions BP-408-E. This paper, prepared by the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament, outlines the origins of the term distinct society and how itaffects Quebec’s culture and political systems.

Recommended Websites This independent public opinion think-tank dubs itself as Ontario’s non-partisan, evidence-based voice on public policy. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, an official government-website, provides historical, cultural, and economic information on Atlantic Canadian provinces. The Government of Canada provides new residents and immigrants a basic guide on the breakdown of Canadian provinces, including information on provincial culture, employment opportunities, and resources. This website offers a more detailed account of individual provinces and territories, specifically focusing on their legislatures, election details, their Lieutenant-Governors, Commissioners, etc. Statistics Canada breaks down each province’s and territory’s population, demographic information, crime rates, economic growth, and other relevant statistical analysis. The official website of the government of Quebec, which is available in both English and French, provides information to citizens and businesses. Publications du Québec makes available the official Charter of the French Language, which is available in both English and French. This government website provides historical, cultural, and economic information on Western provinces.

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