Dr. Stephen Clarkson, is the country's foremost academic authority on the Liberal Party of Canada. His book The Big Red Machine: How the Liberal Party dominates Canadian politics has just been published by UBC Press. His earlier monographs include Trudeau and Our Times; Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian States; City Lib: Parties and Reform; and Canada and the Reagan Challenge: Crisis and Adjustment, 1981-1985. He currently directs a research program on the governance of North America.

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