This is a seminar course on the theory and practice of divided political authority. The aim is to understand the logic and attraction of federalism as a political theory and the problems of working out that idea in Canadian government, politics, and society. This course examines the constitution as a fundamental contract for shared rule between Ottawa and the provinces and traces federalism in intergovernmental relations and public policy. The course concludes with an overview of the important approaches and schools of thought in this field. Seminar: Three hours a week. 09-01-2020-02-04-2020 Seminar Thursday 01:00PM - 03:30PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 508