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Canadian Political, Social and Historical (Re)visions in 20th and 21st Century


Edited By Marcin Gabryś, Magdalena Marczuk-Karbownik and Magdalena Paluszkiewicz-Misiaczek

Canada trying to bring together Indigenous peoples, "two solitudes" of the French and the British, as well as a variety of poly-ethnic immigrants has mastered search for consensus and compromise as the best response to national, regional, political and ethnic tensions. This book examines how the evolution of various ideas, schemes, projects, proposals and objectives influenced the Canadian political and social present. It analyses how far Canada was able to realize its initial visions and to what extent it was forced to rework and reform them. It takes into account both the ideas which have actually been implemented and the ones which never progressed beyond the conceptual sphere, yet are important from historical perspective.

Marcin Gabryś is an assistant professor at the Department of Canada of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. His academic interests concentrate on Canada’s politics, in particular Canadian foreign policy and the northern regions of Canada.

Magdalena Marczuk-Karbownik is an assistant professor at the Department of American Studies and Mass Media, Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Łódź, Poland. Among her interests are: international relations, Transatlantic relations (Canadian perspective), Canadian foreign policy (relations with the U.S., Poland and Ukraine).

Magdalena Paluszkiewicz-Misiaczek is an associate professor of political science, works at the Department of Canada at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. In her research she concentrates on Canadian social and public policy in historical and contemporary perspectives.