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The Politics of Race

Canada, the United States, and Australia

As race and politics become increasingly intertwined in both academic and popular discourse, The Politics of Race aids readers in evaluating different approaches for promoting racial justice and transforming states.

Author Information


Jill Vickers is Distinguished Research Professor and Emeritus Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.


Annette Isaac is a faculty lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University and a former international development specialist.


Henry Codjoe, Department of Social Sciences and School of Education, Dalton State College, Dalton State College:
‘A clearly laid out and very instructive book, The Politics of Race is an important contribution to the comparative study of race in the social sciences. Through noteworthy new ideas and useful concepts, Jill Vickers and Annette Isaac make an excellent case for why issues of race cannot be ignored by political scientists.’

Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Professor and Associate Chair (Research), Department of Political Science, University of Alberta:
‘Holding tremendous value for both the classroom and research, The Politics of Race is a solid model of comparative work. Jill Vickers and Annette Isaac do an excellent job providing a historical institutional analysis of race politics across three states and considering possible changes from above and below. Clearly written and presented, with terms well defined in both the text and glossary, Politics of Race is an important and valuable intervention into the political science literature.’

Edition: Second Edition
Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;