Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada

Paperback | July 15, 2001

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In Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada, eighteen leading political scientists address a wide range of questions concerning political representation in Canada today, from the pressures for reform generated by voters' discontent to the problems that can arisewhen demands for a more democratic political processes appear to conflict with a long tradition of brokerage politics. Other topics include: the efforts that parties have made to be more inclusive, democratic, and responsive; the decline in support for brokerage practices and elite accommodation;the rise in anti-party sentiment and, as a consequence, the increase in interest-group activity; women's representation in the political process; and the increasing range of issues open to the political process and public debate.

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In Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada, eighteen leading political scientists address a wide range of questions concerning political representation in Canada today, from the pressures for reform generated by voters' discontent to the problems that can arisewhen demands for a more democratic political pr...

William Cross is at Mount Allison University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsChapter 1. William Cross: IntroductionPart I: Political PartiesChapter 2. R. Kenneth Carty, University of British Columbia, William Cross, and Lisa Young, University of Calgary: A New Canadian Party SystemChapter 3. William Cross: Leadership Selection in New Brunswick: Balancing Language Representation and Populist ImpulsesChapter 4. David K. Stewart, University of Manitoba and Kenneth Carty: Leadership Politics as Party Building: The Conservatives in 1998Chapter 5. Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University, Andre Blais, Richard Nadeau, both at the Universite de Montreal, and Neil Nevitte, University of Toronto: Party System and Anti-Party SentimentChapter 6. Roger Gibbins, University of Calgary and Jennifer Stewart, Mount Allison University: Wither or Whither the Populist Impulse in Western Canada?Chapter 7. Chedly Belkhodja, Universite de Moncton: Populism and Community: The Cases of Reform and the Condederation of Regions Party in New BrunswickPart II: RepresentationChapter 8. John Courtney, University of Saskatchewan: Reforming Representational Building Blocks: Canada at the Beginning of the Twenty-first CenturyChapter 9. Jennifer Smith and Herman Bakvis, both at Dalhousie University: Canadian General Elections and the Money QuestionChapter 10. A Brian Tanguay, Wilfrid Laurier University: Parties, Organized Interests, and Electoral Democracy: The 1999 Ontario Provincial ElectionChapter 11. Denis Stairs, Dalhousie University: Transnational Pluralism and the 'Democratization' of Canadian Foreign Policy at the Turn of the MillenniumChapter 12. Lisa Young, University of Calgary: Representation of Women in the New Canadian Party SystemChapter 13. Louise Cabert, Dalhousie University: Historical Influences on Regional Patterns of the Election of Women to Provincial LegislaturesChapter 14. Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University and Joanna Everitt, University of New Brunswick: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't: Television News Coverage of Female Party Leaders in the 1993 Federal ElectionContributors