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The United States and Canada (2019)

how two democracies differ and why it matters

in: Oxford scholarship online

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Abstract

This edited volume compares the political systems of the United States and Canada, focusing on the effects of political institutions, and their interaction with political values and other factors, in policymaking. It explores the differences between the American presidential (or separation-of-powers) system and the Canadian parliamentary system. It also considers institutional differences such as federalism, bureaucratic leadership, and judicial definitions of citizens' rights. It deals mainly with the period from the mid-20th century to the present but also discusses recent developments-especially the Trump presidency.