Canadian Parties in Transition / Edition 1

Canadian Parties in Transition / Edition 1

by Alain G. Gagnon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551117851

ISBN-13: 9781551117850

Pub. Date: 05/23/2007

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay continue the work of earlier editions of Canadian Parties in Transition by presenting a multi-faceted image of party dynamics, electoral behaviour, political marketing, and representative democracy, with chapters written by an outstanding team of political scientists. Innovative features of the third edition include an

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Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay continue the work of earlier editions of Canadian Parties in Transition by presenting a multi-faceted image of party dynamics, electoral behaviour, political marketing, and representative democracy, with chapters written by an outstanding team of political scientists. Innovative features of the third edition include an examination of party alignments and the mobilization of interests, a discussion of democratic participation, and a critical exploration of direct democracy through referendums and other mechanisms. The comparative literature on party politics is brought in systematically to provide a better account of Canadian party politics. The greater part of this volume consists of entirely new chapters; others have been completely revised and updated. An appendix that provides Canadian federal election results from 1925 to 2006 rounds out the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551117850
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
05/23/2007
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay

Part I: Origins and Evolution of the Canadian Party System

  1. The Beginning of Politics in Canada

    Gordon T. Stewart

  2. Piercing the Smokescreen: Stability and Change in Brokerage Politics

    Janine Brodie and Jane Jenson

  3. The Evolution of the Canadian Party System

    Steve Patten

  4. Third Party Success in Canada

    Eric Belanger

  5. The Bloc Quebecois: Charting New Territories?

    Alain-G. Gagnon and Jacques Herivault

  6. Social Democracy and the New Democratic Party

    Alan Whitehorn


Part II: Party Alignments and Mobilization of Interests

  1. Realignment and Dealignment in Canadian Federal Politics

    Lawrence LeDuc

  2. Cycles and Brokerage: Canadian Parties as Mobilizers of Interest

    Stephen B. Wolinetz

  3. Leaders' Entourages, Parties, and Patronage

    Sid Noel

  4. Politics Without Parties: Citizen Integration and Interest Articulation in Consensus Politics

    Ailsa Henderson

  5. Political Parties at the Local Level of Government

    Mark Sproule-Jones

  6. Value Change and the Dynamics of the Canadian Partisan Landscape

    Neil Nevitte and Christopher Cochrane


Part III: Elections, Party Financing, and Political Marketing

  1. Canada's Electoral System

    John Courtney

  2. Provincial Electoral Systems in Question: Changing Views of Party Representation and Governance

    F. Leslie Seidle

  3. Altering the Political Landscape: State Funding and Party Finance

    Lisa Young, Anthony Sayers, and Harold Jansen

  4. Television Advertising by Political Parties: Can Democracy Survive It?

    Stephen Brooks

  5. The Internet and Political Communication in Canadian Party Politics: The View from 2004

    Darin Barney


Part IV: Representation and Democracy

  1. Interest Groups, Social Movements, and the Canadian Parliamentary System

    Hugh G. Thorburn

  2. Between Integration and Fragmentation: Political Parties and the Representation of Regions

    James Bickerton

  3. The Problem of Political Drop-outs: Canada in Comparative Perspective

    Henry Milner

  4. The Paradoxes of Direct Democracy

    A. Brian Tanguay

  5. The Waning of Political Parties

    Grant Amyot


Statistical Appendices: Canadian Federal Election Results, 1925-2006

Tony J. Coulson, updated and revised by Sean Geobey

Introduction

Appendix A: Summary of Results, 1925-2006

Appendix B: Results by Province, 1925-2006

Appendix C: Voter Turnout by Province, 1984-2006

Appendix D: Federal Voter Turnout, 1867-2006

Notes on Contributors

Index

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