Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

August 1991


Published in Great Plains Research 1:2 (August 1991), pp. 357–359. Copyright © 1991 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


The Political Economy of Manitoba analyses the evolution of social, economic, and political marginalization concomitant with a wide range of struggle and conflict experienced by the people of the province. Its chapters provide significant empirical evidence of the nature and scope of this evolution. Underlying objectives of the contributions to this book are the support of activists in their popular struggles and the stimulation of progressive innovations in political policy. Two main perspectives are used in presentation. Historical analysis is used to show the origins and progression of growth. Analysis of more recent developments portrays the changing social and economic structure of Manitoba and reveals the increased complexity of the issues addressed. The volume is organized in six sections for effective control of the work of authors with a wide variety of specializations.