Canadian and World Politics

Canadian and World Politics
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
January 2005
Liberal and Fine Arts; Politics and Government

Politics plays an important role in all aspects of society. Canadian and World Politics explores this intersection of politics and human activity in terms of historical and cultural contexts. The text contains rich, thought-provoking images and examples that link political movements to everyday life. Each chapter contains a variety of features that entertain, inform, and absorb students in the learning process.

  • Colourful unit openings set the tone for each major section of the course.
  • Each chapter begins with a list of student objectives that are presented as an Agenda.
  • Interesting one- and two-page sections on Language and Politics, Art and Politics, Music and Politics, Architecture and Politics, and Sports and Politics broaden student understanding of the significance of politics in their lives.
  • Additional features include Taking a Stand, Grassroots Politics, Methods of Political Inquiry, Party Politics, and Point-Counterpoint.
  • Charts, graphs, timelines, and other visuals facilitate student understanding of concepts.
  • Small sets of comprehension questions within the text help students to validate their own learning.
  • Attractive and meaningful margin elements, such as “Sound Bite”, Press Play (notes on significant films about the political events in question), and The Web (web links), are designed to extend the main narrative without distracting the student.

UNIT 1   The Nature of Politics

  • The Concept of Politics
  • Ideologies and Values
  • Religion and Politics
  • Nationalism and Internationalism

UNIT 2   Decision Making and Participation

  • Forms of Government
  • Democratic Decision Making
  • Participation by Individuals and Groups in Politics

UNIT 3   The Politics of Internationalism

  • Governments: Participation in the International Community
  • Canada’s International Roles
  • Major Participants in the International Community

UNIT 4   The Global Community

  • Conflict Resolution in the Global Community
  • Globalization

Here are just some of the responses we've received from teachers about CWP.

“A rare breed. ... a textbook that students love to read.”
—Mike Ramsey, Barrie Central Collegiate

“Canadian and World Politics is an excellent student resource ... [The] features, clear and concise language, and engaging learning activities...keep students interested and motivated throughout the course.”
—Stephen Swan, BA, BEd, MA, St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

“This is the best teaching resource I have ever seen.”
—Pat Mason, West Carleton Secondary School

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Canadian and World Politics

Format: Print
Cover: Hardcover
Colour: Full Colour
Status: Available

Price: $110.00