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KENT, Tom, (ed.). In Pursuit of the Public Good : Essays in Honour of Allan J. MacEachen. Montreal & Kingston - London - Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1997). First Edition. "Printed in Canada". Pp (4),[v]-xii, , (1)-207, . 8vo (161 x 235 mm), grey paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine.
Thomas 'Tom' Worrall Kent, C.C. (b. April 3, 1922, Stafford, Staffordshire, England - d. November 15, 2011, Kingston, Ontario).
Allan Joseph MacEachen, P.C., O.C. (b. July 6, 1921, Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – d. September 12, 2017, Antigonish, Nova Scotia).
"The role of government expanded greatly during World War II and for the generation following. For the past two decades, however, it has been diminishing. Some people argue that this retreat is necessary in an era or rapidly advancing technology and the globalizing economy that comes with it. Yet in Canada and most Western countries we have experienced slower economic growth, high unemployment, rising inequality of incomes and wealth, and mounting social tensions.
In this book, leading experts and scholars of public policy present challenging views of the issues raised by the diminishing role of government. Using former cabinet minister and Senator Allan J. MacEachen's service as the organizing focus of the collection, contributors contrast the current retreat of government with the activist approach advocated by MacEachen and his generation. They examine whether the public good will be enhanced by continuing retreat or whether that trend is the consequence of policy mistakes that can and should be corrected."
"In this engaging and straightforward examination of the role of the Canadian government in pursuing the public good, contributors address a wide ranger of fields, including politics, economics, social welfare, and public administration."
: All Those Years: Practice and Purpose in Politics (by Allan J. MacEachern).
Canada in the Age of the Visible Hand (by Michael Bliss ).
Back to the Future: Reforming Social Policy in Canada (by Ken Battle ).
Proposals for a New National Policy (by Thomas J. Courchene ).
Lessons from the Canadian Slump of the 1990s (by Pierre Fortin ).
Canadian Economic Growth: Perspective and Prospects (by Richard G. Harris ).
Realism and Moderation for the Public Good (by James Schlesinger ).
For the Third Asking: Is there a Future for National Political Parties? (by R. Kenneth Carty ).
Debating the Public Good, with Afterthoughts (by Tom Kent ) :
Setting the stage.
Richard Van Loon.
Very good in dust jacket. Signed, without inscription, by MacEachen on the title page. 100.00
Title: In Pursuit of the Public Good : Essays in Honour of Allan J. MacEachen. First Edition in dust jacket, Signed by MacEachen.
ISBN Number: 0773516840
Location Published: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1997
Seller ID: 117388
Keywords: nova scotia politics canadian political history canada government policy policies festschrift economics scholarship