Series 7 - Book files

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UTA 1774-7


Book files


  • [197-]-[2012] (Creation)

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0.72 m of textual records
1,077 digital files (127 MB)

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Series consists of records relating to Prof. Simeon’s various book projects, including the following:

Rethinking Federalism: Citizens, Politics and Markets. Editor, with K. Knop, S. Ostry, K. Swinton. (Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1995)

Degrees of Freedom: Canada and the United States in a Changing World, edited with Keith Banting & George Hoberg (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997)

Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States with Patti Tamara Lenard (Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 2011)

Some book chapters are included here, including Simeon’s work for Bickerton and Gagnon’s text, Canadian Politics (2003), and Policy Studies in Canada: The State of the Art (2003).

Files for the above publications contain very few drafts or manuscripts. Instead, they include correspondence, peer reviews and feedback, published reviews and contracts. Series also contains a file of the collected writings of Stéphane Dion (1998), sent to Prof. Simeon by someone looking for a publisher.

Records also contain significant work on an unfinished manuscript on public policy, a book project that came out of his article “Studying Public Policy” in the Canadian Journal of Political Science (1976). Work on this project seems to have happened in the latter half of the 1970s and early 1980s. These records include research, data, outlines and various chapter drafts. Research and data files are arranged alphabetically, followed by chapter drafts arranged by chapter.

Digital files consist of drafts, email correspondence, papers, and comments relating to several book projects, including Imperfect Democracies, Small worlds : Provinces and parties in Canadian political life (with David Elkins) and a collaborative project on territorial pluralism that was not completed before his death. A folder titled ‘Federalism’ contains records relating to various book, article and publishing projects regarding federalism.

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Paper records are arranged chronologically, by project.

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B2013-0025/022(05) – /027(17)

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