SOKOV I.A. The Role of W.L. Mackenzie King in the Development of the Canadian Political Culture (Dedicated to His 140th Anniversary)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2015.1.5

Sokov Ilya Anatolyevich

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Foreign Area Studies,

Volgograd State University

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Abstract.  The author of the article analyses the role of Canada’s Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King in the creation of the unique Canadian political culture. The basis for this
political culture was represented not only by the British political system, the adopted ideology of English classical liberalism, but also the national historical and cultural traditions connected with one and a half century existence of two nations on the North American continent.

The author confirms that the Liberal Party and Mackenzie King as its leader decided upon the wide modernization of the Canadian society in the conditions of the post-war reconstruction in 1920s. This process would have been impossible without the reorganization of the political culture.

The change of political practice allowed the autonomy to obtain more rights and the sovereignty. That is why M. King held two posts during almost the whole period – as Prime Minister and as Minister of Foreign Affairs. This approach helped him to have significant influence on the external political aspect in the development of the Canadian political culture.

The author of the article points the main seven directions in the political activity of Mackenzie King which contributed to the creation of the unique Canadian political culture.

The author concludes that the influence of Mackenzie King on the creation of the Canadian political culture was crucial in the second half of the 20th Century.

Key words: Mackenzie King, Canadian political system, Canadian political culture, regional political culture, Canadian political practice, Canadian political tradition.

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