The Resource Alberta oil and the decline of democracy in Canada, edited by Meenal Shrivastava & Lorna Stefanick

Alberta oil and the decline of democracy in Canada, edited by Meenal Shrivastava & Lorna Stefanick

Label
Alberta oil and the decline of democracy in Canada
Title
Alberta oil and the decline of democracy in Canada
Statement of responsibility
edited by Meenal Shrivastava & Lorna Stefanick
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Democracy in Alberta: The Theory and Practice of a Quasi-Party System, published in 1953, C.B. Macpherson explored the nature of democracy in a province that was dominated by a single class of producers. At the time, Macpherson was talking about Alberta farmers, but today the province can still be seen as a one-industry economy--the 1947 discovery of oil in Leduc having inaugurated a new era. For all practical purposes, the oil-rich jurisdiction of Alberta also remains a one-party state. Not only has there been little opposition to a government that has been in power for over forty years, but Alberta ranks behind other provinces in terms of voter turnout, while also boasting some of the lowest scores on a variety of social welfare indicators. The contributors to Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy critically assess the political peculiarities of Alberta and the impact of the government's relationship to the oil industry on the lives of the province's most vulnerable citizens. They also examine the public policy environment and the entrenchment of neoliberal political ideology in the province. In probing the relationship between oil dependency and democracy in the context of an industrialized nation, Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy offers a crucial test of the "oil inhibits democracy" thesis that has hitherto been advanced in relation to oil-producing countries in the Global South. If reliance on oil production appears to undermine democratic participation and governance in Alberta, then what does the Alberta case suggest for the future of democracy in industrialized nations such as the United States and Australia, which are now in the process of exploiting their own substantial shale oil reserves? The environmental consequences of oil production have, for example, been the subject of much attention. Little is likely to change, however, if citizens of oil-rich countries cannot effectively intervene to influence government policy."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.2/728
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9574.C23
LC item number
A3 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Alberta oil and the decline of democracy in Canada, edited by Meenal Shrivastava & Lorna Stefanick
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction Framing the Debate on Democracy and Governance in an Oil-Exporting Economy / Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick -- PART ONE THE CONTEXT OF DEMOCRACY IN AN OIL ECONOMY. 1 Liberal Democracy in Oil-Exporting Countries: A View from the Perspective of Staples Theory / Meenal Shrivastava -- 2 Petroleum, Politics, and the Limits of Left Progressivism in Alberta / Trevor W. Harrison -- 3 Petro-politics in Alberta and Canada: A New Spatiality of Political Contestation? / Peter (Jay) Smith -- 4 Alberta's Energy Paradigm: Prosperity, Security, and the Environment / Lorna Stefanick -- 5 The Political Economy of Oil and Democracy in Venezuela and Alberta / Paul Kellogg
  • PART THREE GOVERNANCE, IDENTITY, AND CITIZENSHIP IN AN OIL ECONOMY. 11 A Window on Power and Influence in Alberta Politics / Ricardo Acuña -- 12 The Paradox of Plenty: Ending Homelessness in Alberta / Joshua Evans -- 13 "The Sharpest Knives in the Drawer": Visual Culture at the Intersection of Oil and State / Karen Wall -- 14 Blurring the Boundaries of Private, Partisan, and Public Interests: Accountability in an Oil Economy / Lorna Stefanick -- Conclusion. Of Democracy and Its Deficits: Surviving Neoliberalism in Oil-Exporting Countries / Meenal Shrivastava
  • PART TWO RIGHTS CLAIMS IN AN OIL ECONOMY. 6 Petroleum, Patriarchy, and Power: Women's Equality in Canada and Iran / Joy Fraser, Manijeh Mannani, and Lorna Stefanick -- 7 Development at What Cost? First Nations, Ecological Integrity, and Democracy / Gabrielle Slowey and Lorna Stefanick -- 8 Worker Safety in Alberta: Trading Health for Profit / Bob Barnetson -- 9 Exporting Oil, Importing Labour, and Weakening Democracy: The Use of Foreign Migrant Workers in Alberta / ason Foster and Bob Barnetson -- 10 Gendering Energy Extraction in Fort McMurray / Sara Dorow
Control code
ocn927140741
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 426 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771990318
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portrait
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3616169x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927140741
  • pebc1771990295

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