Canadian Parties in Transition, Third Edition [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442608498
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His most recent book is Québec: State and Society, third edition (Broadview Press, 2004). Other books include Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada (with James Bickerton and Patrick J. Smith) and Six penseurs en quête de liberté: Grant, Innis, Laurendeau, Rioux, Taylor et Trudeau (with James Bickerton and Stephen Brooks).


A. Brian Tanguay is Professor of Political Science and coordinator of the Canadian Studies program at Wilfrid Laurier University. His current research focuses on electoral reform in liberal democracies and on the evolving division of labour between political parties and organized interests. He recently worked for the Law Commission of Canada, drafting its report Voting Counts: Electoral Reform in Canada (2004).

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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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