Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada by William CrossPolitical Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada by William Cross

Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada

EditorWilliam Cross

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.
William Cross is at Mount Allison University.
Title:Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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