Books – Political Studies

  • We Share Our Matters

    Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River

    Rick Monture (Author)

    A literary and intellectual history of the Haudenosaunee.

    Published January 2015 | History, Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies, Literary Criticism, Political Studies

  • The Search for a Socialist El Dorado

    Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s

    Alexey Golubev (Author), Irina Takala (Author)

    The untold story of the founding and subsequent destruction of a Finnish socialist community in the Soviet Union.

    Published March 2014 | Studies in Immigration and Culture, Ethnic Studies, History, Immigration, Oral History & Storytelling, Political Studies

  • Growing Resistance

    Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat

    Emily Eaton (Author)

    The remarkable story of the farmer-led coalition that defeated the introduction of GM wheat in Canada.

    Published April 2013 | Agriculture & Food, Environmental Studies, History, Political Studies

  • Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada

    Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State

    Jennifer Reid (Author)

    A political study of the role Louis Riel has played, and continues to play, in our conception of Canadian political identity.

    Published February 2012 | History, Identity Studies, Métis Studies, Political Studies, Religion

  • Keep True

    A Life in Politics

    Howard Pawley (Author)

    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.

    Published February 2011 | Autobiography & Memoir, Political Studies

  • Manitoba Politics and Government

    Issues, Institutions, Traditions

    Paul Thomas (Editor), Curtis Brown (Editor)

    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.

    Published October 2010 | Political Studies

  • Just One Vote

    From Jim Walding’s Nomination to Constitutional Defeat

    Ian Stewart (Author)

    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.

    Published April 2009 | Political Studies

  • Politics in Manitoba

    Parties, Leaders, and Voters

    Christopher Adams (Author)

    Politics in Manitoba is the first comprehensive review of the Manitoba party system that combines history and contemporary public opinion data to reveal the political and voter trends that have shaped the province of Manitoba over the past 130 years.

    Published May 2008 | Political Studies

  • Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism

    New Perspectives on Canadian Governance

    Ian Peach (Editor)

    From discussions on democracy and distinctiveness to explorations of self-governance and power imbalances, Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism tests assertions from scholars and practitioners on the legitimacy and future of the state of the federation. In this broad collection of essays, fifteen scholars and political leaders identify options for the future governance of Canada and contribute to a renewed civic discourse on what it means to govern ourselves as a liberal democracy and a multinational federation.

    Published May 2007 | Political Studies

  • A Great Restlessness

    The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen

    Faith Johnston (Author)

    Dorise Nielsen was a pioneering feminist, a radical politician, the first Communist elected to Canada’s House of Commons, and the only woman elected in 1940. But despite her remarkable career, until now little has been known about her.

    Published October 2006 | Biography, History, Labour Studies, Political Studies, Women’s Studies