Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

Editor: Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick

In probing the impact of Alberta’s powerful oil lobby on the health of democracy in the province, contributors to the volume engage with an ongoing discussion of the erosion of political liberalism in the West. In addition to examining energy policy and issues of government accountability in Alberta, they explore the ramifications of oil dependence in areas such as Aboriginal rights, environmental policy, labour law, women’s equity, urban social policy, and the arts. If, as they argue, reliance on oil has weakened democratic structures in Alberta, then what of Canada as whole, where the short-term priorities of the oil industry continue to shape federal policy?

Athabasca University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20159781771990295POL007000, POL023000
EnglishPaperback / softback6 x 9C$37.95440