Return of the Trojan Horse, The

Alberta and the New World (Dis)Order

Author(s): HARRISON, Trevor [Editor]
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781551642543
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A right-wing populist, in an oil-rich province, Ralph Klein has been a one-man wrecking crew dismantling Alberta's public sector and remaking the province into a freewheeling, capitalist paradise. This book re-examines Klein's Alberta after a decade of deficit-slashing, tax-cutting conservatism.


TREVOR HARRISON is currently an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge and research director for the Parkland Institute, an Alberta-based think tank dedicated to examining public policy issues. He is the author of Passionate Intensity: Right-Wing Populism and the Reform Party of Canada and Requiem for a Lightweight: Stockwell Day and Image Politics.


…gives anyone a long list of serious questions to ask about the government's course of action. This book deserves, nay demands, a read. --Edmonton Journal


Widely excerpted, cited and debated, Trojan Horse has had the effect of giving Albertans permission to fight their own government. --Globe and Mail


Peel away the careful packaging of the Klein government's record and what have you got? This book tells the story. Facts, clear prose, and the courage to tell it straight make it essential reading. --Canadian Forum


 


 


Chapter 1 Introduction, Trevor W. Harrison


Chapter 2 Ralph Klein and the Hollowing of Alberta, Keith Brownsey


Chapter 3 King Ralph, the Ministry of Truth, and the Media in Alberta, Shannon Sampert


Chapter 4 Elite Politics: The Politics of Private Health Care in Alberta, Gillian Steward


Chapter 5 The Politics of De-Politicization: Neo-Liberalism and Popular Consent in Alberta, Dennis Soron


Chapter 6 Language and Power: "Special Interests" in Alberta's Political Discourse, Trevor W. Harrison, William Johnston, and Harvey Krahn


Chapter 7 The Best Government Money Can Buy? Political Contributions in Alberta, Trevor W. Harrison


Chapter 8 Not Just About Money: Provincial Budgets and Political Ideologies, Greg Flanagan


Chapter 9 Alberta's Land, Water, and Air: Any Reasons Not to Despair?, Ian Urquhart


Chapter 10 Spent Energy: Re-Fueling the Alberta Advantage, Gordon Laird


Chapter 11 Silent Lies and Alberta's Looming Water Crisis, Jim Byrne


Chapter 12 Alberta's Thirty Years War Against the Family Farm, Ken Larsen


Sectors and People


Chapter 13 From Manning to Mazankowski and Beyond: Alberta's Fight to Privatize Health Care, Tammy Horne


Chapter 14 A New Regime of Accountability for Alberta's Public Schools, Alison Taylor, Lynette Shultz, and Diane Wishart Leard


Chapter 15 Campus Alberta Inc.: New Directions for Post-Secondary Education, Brian Titley


Chapter 16 Does Our Path Have a Heart? Children's Services in Alberta, Jean Lafrance


Chapter 17 When Martha and Henry Are Poor: The Poverty of Alberta's Social Assistance Programs, Julie Black and Yvonne Stanford


Chapter 18 The Art of Contradiction: Women in Ralph Klein's Alberta, Lois Harder and Linda Trimble


Chapter 19 Exceptional Measures: Public Sector Labour Relations in Alberta, Tom Fuller and Patricia Hughes-Fuller


Chapter 20 The Arrested Development of Queer Rights in Alberta, 1990-2004, Julie Lloyd and Laura Bonnett


Chapter 21 Conclusion and Recommendations, Trevor W. Harrison

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A right-wing populist, in an oil-rich province, Ralph Klein has been a one-man wrecking crew dismantling Alberta's public sector and remaking the province into a freewheeling, capitalist paradise. This book re-examines Klein's Alberta after a decade of deficit-slashing, tax-cutting conservatism.

TREVOR HARRISON is currently an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge and research director for the Parkland Institute, an Alberta-based think tank dedicated to examining public policy issues. He is the author of Passionate Intensity: Right-Wing Populism and the Reform Party of Canada and Requiem for a Lightweight: Stockwell Day and Image Politics.

…gives anyone a long list of serious questions to ask about the government's course of action. This book deserves, nay demands, a read. --Edmonton Journal

Widely excerpted, cited and debated, Trojan Horse has had the effect of giving Albertans permission to fight their own government. --Globe and Mail

Peel away the careful packaging of the Klein government's record and what have you got? This book tells the story. Facts, clear prose, and the courage to tell it straight make it essential reading. --Canadian Forum

 

 

Chapter 1 Introduction, Trevor W. Harrison

Chapter 2 Ralph Klein and the Hollowing of Alberta, Keith Brownsey

Chapter 3 King Ralph, the Ministry of Truth, and the Media in Alberta, Shannon Sampert

Chapter 4 Elite Politics: The Politics of Private Health Care in Alberta, Gillian Steward

Chapter 5 The Politics of De-Politicization: Neo-Liberalism and Popular Consent in Alberta, Dennis Soron

Chapter 6 Language and Power: "Special Interests" in Alberta's Political Discourse, Trevor W. Harrison, William Johnston, and Harvey Krahn

Chapter 7 The Best Government Money Can Buy? Political Contributions in Alberta, Trevor W. Harrison

Chapter 8 Not Just About Money: Provincial Budgets and Political Ideologies, Greg Flanagan

Chapter 9 Alberta's Land, Water, and Air: Any Reasons Not to Despair?, Ian Urquhart

Chapter 10 Spent Energy: Re-Fueling the Alberta Advantage, Gordon Laird

Chapter 11 Silent Lies and Alberta's Looming Water Crisis, Jim Byrne

Chapter 12 Alberta's Thirty Years War Against the Family Farm, Ken Larsen

Sectors and People

Chapter 13 From Manning to Mazankowski and Beyond: Alberta's Fight to Privatize Health Care, Tammy Horne

Chapter 14 A New Regime of Accountability for Alberta's Public Schools, Alison Taylor, Lynette Shultz, and Diane Wishart Leard

Chapter 15 Campus Alberta Inc.: New Directions for Post-Secondary Education, Brian Titley

Chapter 16 Does Our Path Have a Heart? Children's Services in Alberta, Jean Lafrance

Chapter 17 When Martha and Henry Are Poor: The Poverty of Alberta's Social Assistance Programs, Julie Black and Yvonne Stanford

Chapter 18 The Art of Contradiction: Women in Ralph Klein's Alberta, Lois Harder and Linda Trimble

Chapter 19 Exceptional Measures: Public Sector Labour Relations in Alberta, Tom Fuller and Patricia Hughes-Fuller

Chapter 20 The Arrested Development of Queer Rights in Alberta, 1990-2004, Julie Lloyd and Laura Bonnett

Chapter 21 Conclusion and Recommendations, Trevor W. Harrison

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781551642543
ISBN10 1551642549
Author HARRISON, Trevor [Editor]
Binding Paperback
Date Published 26 Jul 2005
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 345
Publisher Black Rose Books

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