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Continental Divide : The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada - Seymour Martin Lipset

Continental Divide

The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada

Paperback Published: 20th November 1990
ISBN: 9780415903851
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 18 years old

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Seymour Martin Lipset's highly acclaimed work is now available in paperback. Lipset draws material for his study from a number of sources: historical accounts, interpretations of literature and other creative arts by critics, qualitative studies of institutions such as law, religion, and government, aggregate statistics and survey data gathered by social scientists and commercial pollsters. Drawing a vivid portrait of the two countries, "Continental Divide" represents some of the best comparative social and political research being done today.

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"Professor Lipset has given us a splendid account of where we are and a guide to our possible futures." -"New York Review of Books ""Continental Divide is welcome because in its quiet, carefully documented way it chips away at self-flattering illusions on both sides of the border . . . There is a lesson in this for those pessimists who think that cultural differences will be obliterated in the global village. For more than a century, America and Canada have proved just how enduring the narcissism of minor difference can be." -"New York Times Book Review "Lipset has written a challenging book . . . a comprehensive and incisive analysis . . .." -"Toronto Globe and Mail "One of the finest books ever to appear on the subject, "Continental Divide explores how differing social mythologies give rise to contrasting sets of values, and therefore to differences in lifestyles and institutions, in the United States and Canada. It is hard to say which is more fascinating, the book's ongoing historical argument or the arresting facts and statistics that appear on nearly every page." -Northrop Frye, University of Toronto "This multidisciplinary comparative perspective contains much to interest economists, other social scientists, and general readers on both sides of the border. . . . What he [Lipset] has provided is a stimulating, provocative essay strongly suggesting the further research potential of Canada/U.S. comparisons." -"Journal of Economic Literature

Revolution and Counter-revolution: The Introduction
The American Ideology
The Conandian Identity
Literature and Myths: Canadian Perspectives
The Impact of Religion
Law and Deviance
Economic Behaviour and Culture
Government, Welfare, and Philanthropy
Social Stratification, Trade Unions, and Politics
Mosaic and Melting Pot
Center Periphery
Still Whig, Still Tory
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ISBN: 9780415903851
ISBN-10: 0415903858
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th November 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.8  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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