Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics, 5/e

Edited by: Janine Brodie, Sandra Rein, and Malinda Smith
Publisher: Pearson Edducation Canada, 2013

Now in its fifth edition, Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics challenges readers by exploring current political issues and ethical dilemmas. Focusing on fundamental concepts in political science, each chapter provides readers with the critical perspectives needed to analyze the major issues we face and how political science as a discipline helps us to make sense of them. The objective of this edition remains the same as previous editions: to introduce readers to the fundamentals of political science, to engage them with key and enduring debates, and to explore both conceptual continuities and shifts in a world marked by growing insecurity, political upheaval, and global tensions. Critical Concepts remains a contributed volume that draws on the expertise of many well-known and respected Canadian political scientists.

trudeau-foundationJanine Brodie. Social Literacy and Social Justice in TImes of Crisis

Written by: Janine Brodie
Trudeau Foundation Papers, Vol. IV, 1 (2012)

This text explores the relationship between social literacy, social justice, and the social sciences, historically and in the contemporary era of financial insecurity and public austerity. Ongoing financial crises have undermined the legitimacy of the market-friendly governing assumptions, which have informed policy making for more than a generation. Citizens and their governments have entered unchartered waters, but pervasive uncertainty has not dampened popular demands for equity, voice, and social justice, in fact, these have intensified. The social sciences have been too timid in entering public debates in these uncertain times. They have been remarkably successful, however, in demonstrating the social and political costs of income disparities, financial insecurity, and social inequality, three critical markers of this moment. The social sciences have a great deal to say about just societies amid the growing uncertainties of the early 21st century. It is time for social science to rediscover its original mission of imagining better societies and, with robust critique and social research, opening windows on different choices about what is equitable, politically possible, and socially responsible.


Where Are the Women? Gender Equity, Budgets and Canadian Public Policy

Authors: Janine Brodie and Isabella Bakker
Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa, 2008

Contemporary Canadian fiscal and social policy reforms have been accompanied by the progressive disappearance of the gendered subject, both in discourse and practice. Indeed, the minority Conservative government of Stephen Harper has gone so far as to declare that the goal of gender equity has been achieved in Canada. However, as Brodie and Bakker argue in Where are the Women? not only has the goal of gender equality not been met but the relentless attack on federal social programs over the past decade has actually undermined gender equity, as well as the well-being of Canadian women, especially the most vulnerable.


Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics, 4/E

Edited by: Janine Brodie and Sandra Rein
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada, 2008

Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics introduces students to the fundamentals of political science, incorporating post-modern ideas and critiques throughout, while integrating the concepts of multiculturalism, feminism, ecology, and other progressive perspectives. Critical Concepts is a contributed volume that draws on the expertise of many respected Canadian political scientists. Each chapter introduces a critical political concept, describes its importance in the study of politics, and outlines the debates that the concept has engendered in political life and for the discipline of political science. Each chapter also explores how the contemporary political environment challenges the meaning and relevance of these concepts. The fourth edition is now comprised of 27 chapters with 11 all-new chapters enhancing its currency and contemporary appeal.

Remapping Gender in the New Global Order

Edited by: Janine Brodie and Marjorie Griffin-Cohen
Publisher: Routledge, New York, 2007

This book analyses changes in gender relations, as a result of globalization, in countries on the semi-periphery of power. Semi-periphery refers to those nations which are not drivers of change globally, but have enough economic and political security to have some power in determining their own responses to global forces.

janine-brodie-reinventing-canada-politics-of-the-21st-centuryReinventing Canada: Politics of the 21st Century

Editors: Janine Brodie and Linda Trimble
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Toronto, 2003

Comprised of 23 articles by leading Canadian scholars, Reinventing Canada: Politics of the 21st Century provides a comprehensive supplementary text for Canadian politics courses. The articles in this compilation discuss the major issues that define Canada’s current political culture, including globalization, race, disability, immigration, environment and foreign policy.

janine-brodie-critical-concepts-an-introduction-to-politicsCritical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics, 2/e

Edited by: Janine Brodie
Publisher: Pearson Education, Canada, 2001

Now in its fourth edition, this popular collection of essays provides a multi-faceted introduction to the fundamentals of political science, engaging students in enduring and contemporary political debates, and exploring the conceptual shifts and uncertainties of the contemporary era.


Women and Canadian Public Policy

Author: Janine Brodie

This path-breaking collection draws together essays from top policy experts from economics, political science, law and sociology to explore the profound and varied ways in which public policies shape gender identities and the everyday politics of gender in Canada.


Politics on the Margins: Restructuring and the Canadian Women’s Movement

Edited by: Janine Brodie
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing, 1995

This book explores the relationship between state forms and the public face of the first and second wave of the women’s movement in Canada. It argues that the shift from a social liberal to a neoliberal state in the last decades of the twentieth century has marginalized the women’s movement and delegitimized equality-seeking claims-making in Canadian politics.


Politics on the Boundaries: Restructuring and the Canadian Women’s Movement

Author: Janine Brodie
Publisher: Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Ontario, 1994

Delivered as the Eighth Annual Robarts Lecture in Canadian Studies, this monograph explores the erosion of the Keynesian welfare state in the early 1990s and explains “what is at stake” for Canadian women and the women’s movement as Canadian governments advance restructuring or neoliberal discourses and practices.

janine-brodie-the-politics-of-abortionThe Politics of Abortion

Edited by: Janine Brodie, Shelly A. M. Gavigan and Jane Jenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1992

The United States and Ireland are not the only places where the abortion rights debate currently exists. This book represents the collaboration of three established scholars (two political scientists and one lawyer) to document and analyze the abortion saga in Canada from the legalization of therapeutic abortions in 1969 to the debates over new legislation in 1990. Through the integration of political, legislative, and constitutional dimensions of the issue, this work examines the evolution of abortion policy in Canada.


Crisis, Challenge, and Change: Party and Class in Canada Revisited

Author: Janine Brodie and Jane Jenson
Publisher: Carleton University Press, Ottawa, Canada, 1991

In Crisis, Challenge, and Change: Party and Class in Canada Revisited, Janine Brodie and Jane Jenson provide a revised and updated account of the unique relationship between party and class in Canada. The authors link the evolution of the federal party system to changes in the Canadian political economy, class structure and political movements from Confederation to the present.

janine-brodie-the-political-economy-of-canadian-regionalismThe Political Economy of Canadian Regionalism

Edited by: Janine Brodie
Publisher: Toronto; Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Canada, 1990
This book develops an innovative interpretation of the political economy regional politics and regional identities in Canada. In contrast to environmental and cultural explanations of regionalism, the book argues that state development strategies or national policies have been profoundly spatial, shaping both the contours of uneven development and regional politics in Canada.


Women and Politics in Canada

Author: Janine Brodie
Publisher: McGraw Hill Ryerson Limited, Toronto, 1985

Women and Politics in Canada examines the characteristics and careers of more than three hundred women candidates seeking municipal, provincial and federal political office in Canada in the thirty years from 1945 to 1975. The first comprehensive study of women politicians in Canada, the study challenges the conventional wisdom about the absence of women in politics and identifies many of the concrete obstacles that prevent women from achieving public office.

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