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The friendly dictatorship

by Jeffrey Simpson

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Published by McClelland & Stewart in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada. -- Parliament -- Powers and duties.,
  • Democracy -- Canada.,
  • Political parties -- Canada.,
  • Prime ministers -- Canada.,
  • Power (Social sciences) -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 1993-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJeffrey Simpson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsFC635 .S57 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 248 p.
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20169708M
    ISBN 100771080794
    OCLC/WorldCa51274631

    Dictatorship, form of government in which one person or a small group possesses absolute power without effective constitutional limitations. The term dictatorship comes from the Latin title dictator, which in the Roman Republic designated a temporary magistrate who was granted extraordinary powers in order to deal with state crises. Modern dictators, however, resemble ancient tyrants rather. Book Reviews. Capsule Reviews there was a tendency to try the short cut of dictatorship. Dictatorship theoretically combined the most effective aspects of divine-right monarchy (charisma and personal loyalty) with the most effective aspects of the nation-state (nationalism and appeals to the public interest). Most dictators began their rule.

    Book referral for The Friendly Dictatorship; recommend book⇒ The Friendly Dictatorship by: Jeffrey Simpson: paperback; birth: age: hardcover.   The Dictator’s Handbook () provides a different and revolutionary approach to political analysis by skirting fuzzy appeals to higher ideals and national interests and looking straight at what really matters: politicians’ and leaders’ self-interest. The authors suggest, with plenty of examples and some interesting data, that good or bad policies depend not on skills or goodwill, but.

    predisposed to market solutions and less friendly to government, among other differences.5 Economic policy in Chile between through was made by a military dictatorship implementing the recommendations of economists trained at the University of Chicago or in that intellectual tradition. These recommendations were imposed and.   "Dictators and Dictatorships" is a qualitative enquiry into the politics of authoritarian regimes. It argues that political outcomes in dictatorships are largely a product of leader-elite relations. Differences in the internal structure of dictatorships affect the dynamics of this relationship. This book shows how dictatorships differ from one another and the implications of these differences.


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Book Reviews. The Friendly Dictatorship. by Jeffrey Simpson. Jeffrey Simpson, the national affairs columnist for the Globe and Mail, is an oddity amongst Canadian journalists.

The author of several books on national politics, he also closely studies the latest academic literature. Simpson’s recent book The Friendly Dictatorship () asks if “Canada is de facto a one party.

state” (p. x), noting that no party was capable of replacing the Liberals and offering an. "The Friendly Dictatorship" is an admittedly pejorative title. After all, at least some Canadians would not describe the federal government as friendly.

And Canada is not literally a dictatorship. We have various political parties, rights grounded in the common law and the Charter, and a free press. But de facto, we have become a one-party state. However, the book is no simple allegory, it is also a profound meditation on power and language.

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Simpson’s clinical dissection of the Canadian body politic of is now of mainly historical interest: it could not foresee the simultaneous arrival of a united right under Harper () and the implosion of the Liberals in the.

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We have regular free elections, a free press, a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, no. But if Louis was a model for any of the 20th-century dictators, we don’t hear of it in this book. For that matter we learn little about whom the dictators modelled themselves on (or against) and.

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What has occurred within each of these spheres has directly influenced developments in the others, and the combined effect has been to leave Canadian democracy. The administration’s approach to foreign affairs was clearly foreshadowed in Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book on the U.S.

role in the “technetronic era,” Between Two Ages. In that book, Brzezinski showed that he had the imagination to look beyond the cold war to a brave new world of global politics and interdependence.A dictatorship is a form of government characterized by a single leader or group of leaders and little or no toleration for political pluralism or independent programs or media.

According to other definitions, democracies are regimes in which "those who govern are selected through contested elections"; therefore dictatorships are "not democracies". With the advent of the 19th and 20th.Introduction: p. ix: Introduction to the Edition: p. xvii: Prime-Ministerial Government: p.

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