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Paul G. Thomas and Curtis Brown -- Book Launch

Monday Oct 18 2010 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Manitoba Politics and Government: Issues, Institutions, Traditions (University of Manitoba Press)

Addressing a forty-year gap in the study of the province’s political history, 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.

Moving beyond the Legislature, the authors address contemporary social issues like poverty, environmental stewardship, gender equality, health care, and the province’s growing Aboriginal population to reveal the evolution of public policy in the province. They also examine the province’s role at the intergovernmental and international level. Manitoba Politics and Government is a rich and fascinating account of a province that strives for the centre, for the delicate middle ground where individualism and collectivism overlap, and where a multitude of different cultures and traditions create a highly balanced society.

Paul Thomas is the Duff Roblin Professor of Government in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Curtis Brown is a Duff Roblin Scholar in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba.