Books – Political Studies
Public Policy Responses to the First Wave
Assessing Manitoba’s immediate response to COVID-19.
Campaigns, Participation, and Issues
An analysis of the 2019 Manitoba Election.
Begade Shutagot’ine and the Sahtu Treaty
Living on the land.
Campaigns, Participation, Issues, Place
An analysis of the 2016 Manitoba Election.
Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike
Revisiting Winnipeg’s radical political past.
Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat
The remarkable story of the farmer-led coalition that defeated the introduction of GM wheat in Canada.
Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State
A political study of the role Louis Riel has played, and continues to play, in our conception of Canadian political identity.
A Life in Politics
Howard Pawley, former Premier of Manitoba (1981-88), led the province during one of the most turbulent periods in its history. In Keep True, Pawley takes us into the inner workings of his government during this controversial period. He gives us a vivid play-by-play of the events, acknowledging what went right and what went wrong, while putting it all into a contemporary context. Along the way, he offers insight on campaign management, choosing a cabinet, appointing public servants, and leading by consensus, while describing how the principles of Canadian agrarian socialism shaped his political vision.
Issues, Institutions, Traditions
Manitoba has always been a province in the middle, geographically, economically, and culturally. Manitoba Politics and Government brings together the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, economists, public servants, and journalists to present a comprehensive analysis of the province’s political life and its careful “mutual fund model” approach to economic and social policy that mirrors the steady and cautious nature of its citizens.
From Jim Walding’s Nomination to Constitutional Defeat
Combining data drawn from archives, interviews, and the media, Just One Vote is a vivid and exceptionally detailed study of the nomination process. Ian Stewart outlines the geographic, social, and political backdrop behind Walding’s contested party nomination, the unusual chain of events triggered by the contestation, including the fall of the Pawley government and the NDP’s defeat in the 1988 provincial election, and examines the fallout from these events on Manitobans and Canadians.