Braving the New World features a selection of readings that provide a stimulating discussion of topics most often covered in the introductory political science course. Three-quarters of these readings are new or revised and updated, making Braving the New World more current and relevant than ever.
Many of the readings offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on domestic and international issues, enhancing the student's understanding of political concepts and events.
Unit 1 - The New World
1. Globalization - Giddens, Runaway World.
2. Birth Pangs of Global Civic Order - Benjamin Barber
3. Social Movements for a Global Commons - Naomi Klein
4. In the Wake of 9/11: The US, International Security, and World Order United States Government
5. In the Wake of 9/11: Complexity, Risk, and Homeland Security Thomas Homer-Dixon
Unit 2 - Political Ideologies
6. Liberalism - Stephen Holmes, Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy.
7. Conservatism - Gerald Owen, 'Conservatism: A Case of Life After Death'
8. Feminism - Linda Trimble, 'The Politics of Feminism: An Introduction'
9. Multiculturalism/Nationalism - Cole Harris, 'Postmodern Patriotism'
10. Social Democracy - Ed Broadbent, 'Social Democracy in Theory and Practice: the Way Ahead'
11. Agrarianism - Wendell Berry, 'The Whole Horse'
Unit 3 - Citizenship and Democracy
12. Civil Society - Robert Putnam, 'Civic Disengagement in Contemporary America'
13. Democracy - Cass Sunstein, Republic.com.
14. Citizenship and Federalism - Georges Erasmus, 'A Dialogue on Democracy in Canada'
15. Media - Thomas E. Patterson, 'Time and News: the Medias Limitations as an Instrument of Democracy'
Unit 4 - Political Institutions
16. Electoral System - Gibbins and Berdahl, 'The Institutional Expression of Multiple Identities: The Electoral Reform Debate'
17. Courts and Law - Tom Bateman, 'Politics by Other Means: The Charter and Religious Freedom in Canada'
18. Public Policy and the Management of Risk - Ian Urquhart, 'Kyoto and the Politics of the Environment'
19. Canadian Parliamentary Government - Donald Savoie, 'The Canadian Prime Minister: Revisiting Primus in Canadian Politics'
20. American Presidential-Congressional Government - Peter McCormick, 'From the Votes of Millions to the Votes of Nine: The 2000 Presidential Election and its Institutional Context'
Unit 5 - State, Regime, and Political Change
21. Strong States and Weak States - David R. Cameron and Janice Gross Stein, 'The State as Place amid Shifting Spaces
22. The African State - Patrick Chabal, 'The quest for good government and development in Africa: is NEPAD the answer?'
23. The Post-Communist State - Chrystia Freeland, Sale of the Century: Russias Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism.
24. Political Islam in the Middle East - Wanda Krause, 'Doing the States Work: Women and the Parallel Sector in the Arab World'
25. China - Wenran Jiang, 'Capitalism with a Communist Face: China in the 21st Century.'
26. South America - Ariel Dorfman, Exorcising Terror: The Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet.
Unit 6 - Politics: Vocation or Vice?
27. Anti-politics - Whitaker, 'The Flight from Politics'
28. The Dignity of Politics - Roger Epp, 'Politics, Virtue, and Human Freedom'
Tertiary; University or College
Published: 27th April 2004
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Dimensions (cm): 26.9 x 21.1
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition