State and Society in Transition

State and Society in Transition

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Examining the process of state formation as it occurred in the Eastern Townships of Quebec following the unification of Upper and Lower Canada, J.I. Little argues that institutional reform was not simply imposed by the government but the result of a complex process of interaction between the state and the local community. While past studies look at state formation in the post-Rebellion period largely from the perspective of the central government, State and Society in Transition focuses on the significant role the local population played in shaping institutional reforms.46 Instructions for the use of Chairmen, 1841, HP. ... 1897, 1843, RG4 o 1; Leo A. Johnson, a€œLand Policy, Population Growth and Economic Structure in the Home District, 1 793-1 85 1 ... K. Johnson (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975), 48.

Title:State and Society in Transition
Author:J. Little
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1997-02-24


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