Women and Electoral Politics in Canada

Paperback | March 6, 2003

EditorManon Tremblay, Linda Trimble

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This edited collection brings together many of the top scholars in the field to write original pieces on women and Canadian electoral politics, from a variety of perspectives. The focus of the book is formal politics: parties, political candidates, and elected officials. The book is dividedinto four sections covering the electoral system; parties and represenation; values and attitudes; and women and the media. Articles range from the role and influence of television in the election campaigns of female candidates to socio-demographic profiles of women candidates since the winning ofsuffrage to the end of the last century.

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This edited collection brings together many of the top scholars in the field to write original pieces on women and Canadian electoral politics, from a variety of perspectives. The focus of the book is formal politics: parties, political candidates, and elected officials. The book is dividedinto four sections covering the electoral syst...

Manon Tremblay is in the Centre for Research on Women and Politics, University of Ottawa. Linda Trimble is in the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 6, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195417445

ISBN - 13:9780195417449

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Contributors1. Manon Tremblay and Linda Trimble: Women and Electoral Politics in Canada: A Survey of the LiteraturePart I. The Electoral System and Elected WomenChapter 2. Heather MacIvor, University of Windsor: Women and the Canadian Electoral SystemChapter 3. Linda Trimble and Manon Tremblay: Women Politicians in Canada's Parliament and Legislatures, 1917-2000: A Socio-demographic ProfileChapter 4. Jerome H. Black, McGill University: Differences That Matter: Minority Women MPs, 1993-2000Part II. Political PartiesChapter 5. Lisa Young, University of Calgary: Can Feminists Transform Party Politics? The Canadian ExperienceChapter 6. Lisa Young and William Cross, Mount Allison University: Women's Involvement in Canadian Political PartiesChapter 7. Sonia Pitre, University of Ottawa: Political Parties and Female Candidates: Is There Resistance in New Brunswick?Chapter 8. Jocelyne Praud, University of Regina: The Parti Quebecois, Its Women's Committee, and the Feminization of the Quebec Electoral ArenaPart III. Values and Attitudes of the Canadian ElectorateChapter 9. Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University, Andre Blais, Richard Nadeau, both at the Universite de Montreal, and Neil Nevitte, University of Toronto: Women to the Left? Gender Differences in Political Beliefs and Policy PreferencesChapter 10. Lynda Erickson, Simon Fraser University: In the Eyes of the Beholders: Gender and Leader Popularity in a Canadian ContextChapter 11. Brenda O'Neill, University of Manitoba: On the Same Wavelength? Feminist Attitudes Across Generations of Canadian WomenPart IV. Political Women and the MediaChapter 12. Joanna Everitt, University of New Brunswick and Elisabeth Gidengil: Tough Talk: How Television News Covers Male and Female Leaders of Canadian Political PartiesChapter 13. Shannon Sampert, University of Alberta and Linda Trimble: 'Wham, Bam, No Thank You Ma'am': Gender and the Game Frame in National Newspaper Coverage of Election 2000ReferencesIndex