- Introduction: Transformation of an Unnatural Country
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Canada: A Double Federation
- Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Workhorse of the Federation
- Local Government
- Parliament and Legislatures: Central to Canadian Democracy?
- First Ministers, Cabinet, and the Public Service
- Political Parties and the Practice of Brokerage Politics
- Political Parties and the Electoral System
- Challenge and Change: Elections and Voting
- The Deliberative and Adversarial Attitudes of Interest Groups
- Public Opinion and Public Policy
- Politics and the Media: Culture, Technology, and Regulation
- Ethnic, Linguistic, and Multicultural Diversity of Canada
- Women in Canadian Politics
- Beyond the “Indian Problem”: Aboriginal Peoples and the Transformation of Canada
- Canada and the World: Beyond Middle Power
- Canada–United States Relations
- Trade, Globalization, and Canadian Prosperity
- Continuities and Change in the Design of Canada's Social Architecture
- Health Care
- Science and Technology: Politicians and the Public
- Canadian Environmental Politics and Policy
- Defense and Security
- Democratic Reform: The Search for Guiding Principles
Abstract and Keywords
Media and communication in Canada are intrinsic to the very construction and reproduction of Canada itself and to the possibility of Canada. For this reason, communication and media theory stand as Canada's most distinctive and profound contributions. Analysis of communication is important as it gives an understanding of Canada itself. This article presents familiar dialectics of Canadian communication that have deep roots in Canadian media theory. It also discusses how these media theories give shape to the political economies, the regulatory regimes, and the dominant ideas that dominate politics and media in Canada. Furthermore, the article discusses the globalization of the Canadian media and how the Canadian media experience can become universal.
Jonathan Rose is Associate Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Paul Nesbitt Larking is Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Huron University College.
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