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Racing to the Bottom?: Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation

Racing to the Bottom?: Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation (Paperback)

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Synopsis

The spectre of a "race to the bottom" is increasingly

prominent in debates about globalization and also within federal

systems where the mobility of both capital and individuals prompts

fears of interjurisdictional competition with respect to taxes and

environmental and welfare standards. While there has been no shortage

of either political rhetoric or academic theorizing on this subject,

empirical studies have been in shorter supply. This volume seeks to

fill that gap by asking: Are Canadian provinces engaged in a race to

the bottom and, if so, what are the consequences?





The contributors apply insights from economics and political science

to several policy fields. What emerges is a theoretical and empirical

picture of interprovincial competition that shows it to be more complex

than the popular image of a race to the bottom and that also

contradicts predictions of an inexorable downward spiral.





This timely, practical volume will be of interest to public policy

practitioners, as well as to students and scholars of economics and

political science.

BusinessEconomicsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processes Publisher: University of British Columbia Press Publication Date: 01/07/2006 ISBN-13: 9780774812269  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kathryn Harrison is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, and author of Passing the Buck: Federalism and Canadian Environmental Policy.

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