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Crosscurrents: Editors' Choice, 8th Edition

  • Mark Charlton
  • Paul Barker
  • ISBN-10: 0176523375
  • ISBN-13: 9780176523374
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2009, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The quintessential debate-style reader for Introductory and Canadian Politics has undergone an exciting change of format. In this 8th edition, Mark Charlton and Paul Barker have gathered together the best of their Crosscurrents collections—Canadian Political Issues, 7e; International Relations, 5e; and International Development, 1e—and now provide 14 issue selections in the new Editors’ Choice. This continues to be a stimulating collection of essays that teaches students to think critically, analyze major issues of the day, and engage discussion. Each issue is explored by two leading authorities, each one presenting an alternative view of the issue in a yes/no debate format. The new Reader’s Choice custom option allows instructors to select from 26 issues (including the 14 included in Editors’ Choice) and build their own reader, suited to their course’s specific needs.

Features

  • There are two great ways to enjoy this debate-style reader: the Editors’ Choice offers 14 issues drawn from the best of the classic Crosscurrents collections—Canadian Political Issues, 7e; International Relations, 5e; and International Development, 1e—and a new custom offering, Reader’s Choice, gives you the option to build your own reader from these 14 and an additional 12 issues from these collections.

  • Reader’s Choice: select from 26 provocative issues to build your own course-specific reader.

About the Author

Paul Barker

Paul Barker teaches political science at Brescia University College, London, Ontario. Professor Barker received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has written articles on public policy that have appeared in Canadian Public Administration, Canadian Public Policy, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Issue: Will Conservatism and the Conservative Party Fail?
Yes: A Dead End: Conservatism and the Conservative Party
No: Twenty-First Century Conservatives Can Continue to Succeed

Chapter 2 - Issue: Can Native Sovereignty Coexist with Canadian Sovereignty?
Yes: The Case for Native Sovereignty
No: Native Sovereignty: Does Anyone Really Want an Aboriginal Archipelago?

Chapter 3 - Issue: Is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Antidemocratic?
Yes: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is Antidemocratic and Un-Canadian
No: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is Antidemocratic and Un-Canadian: An Opposing Point of View

Chapter 4 - Issue: Is a Majority Government More Effective Than a Minority Government?
Yes: The Case for a Functioning Majority Government
No: The Case for an Effective Minority Government

Chapter 5 - Issue: Is the Prime Minister Too Powerful?
Yes: Coming to Terms with Political Realities: Exploring the Breadth of Prime-Ministerial Power
No: Limits on the Power of the Prime Minister

Chapter 6 - Issue: Is a Mixed-Member Proportional Electoral System in Canada’s Interest?
Yes: Getting What You Vote For
No: Unintended Consequences of Proportional Representation

Chapter 7 - Issue: Should the Court Challenges Program Be Reinstated?
Yes: Why the Government Was Wrong to Cancel the Court Challenges Program
No: Why the Government Was Right to Cancel the Court Challenges Program

Chapter 8 - Issue: Is Ethnic Diversity an Inherent Cause of Conflict?
Yes: Ethnic Conflict in World Politics
No: The Banality of “Ethnic War”

Chapter 9 - Issue: Can Trade Liberalization Benefit Both the Rich and Poor?
Yes: Free Trade
No: Fair Trade

Chapter 10 - Issue: Can Sweatshops and Cheap Labour Benefit the Poor?
Yes: In Praise of Cheap Labour
No: Why Economists Are Wrong About Sweatshops and the Anti sweatshop Movement

Chapter 11 - Issue: Does Outright Debt Cancellation Ignore the Real Problems of Africa?
Yes: Smart Aid for Africa
No: The Case for Debt Cancellation and Increased Aid to Africa

Chapter 12 - Issue: Can Genetically Modified Food Help Solve Global Food Needs?
Yes: Can GM Crops Play a Role in Developing Countries?
No: Ban GMOs Now: Health & Environmental Hazards, Especially in the Light of the New Genetics

Chapter 13 - Issue: Do Current World Bank and IMF Lending and Aid Models Alleviate Poverty?
Yes: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction
No: An ''Empty Glass'': How the Bretton Woods Institutions Help to Sustain and Exacerbate Poverty

Chapter 14 - Issue: Has the Adoption of a Rights-Based Approach to Development Failed?
Yes: On High Moral Ground: The Incorporation of Human Rights by the Development Enterprise
No: Making Moral Low Ground: Rights as the Struggle for Justice and the Abolition of Development

New to this edition

  • Editors’ Choice: 14 provocative issues explored by two leading authorities, one taking a side in support of the issue, the other opposing it.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

eBook: Crosscurrents: Editor's Choice, Eighth Edition  (ISBN-10: 017668851X | ISBN-13: 9780176688516)

Student Supplements

eBook: Crosscurrents: Editor's Choice, Eighth Edition  (ISBN-10: 017668851X | ISBN-13: 9780176688516)