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Political Parties, Representation, and Electoral Democracy in Canada

Edited by William Cross

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 arise when 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.

Readership : Core text for courses in political parties and political behaviour in Political Science departments at the upper level. It can also be used in introductory courses in Canadian politics courses.

Chapter 1. William Cross: Introduction
Part I: Political Parties
Chapter 2. R. Kenneth Carty, University of British Columbia, William Cross, and Lisa Young, University of Calgary: A New Canadian Party System
Chapter 3. William Cross: Leadership Selection in New Brunswick: Balancing Language Representation and Populist Impulses
Chapter 4. David K. Stewart, University of Manitoba and Kenneth Carty: Leadership Politics as Party Building: The Conservatives in 1998
Chapter 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 Sentiment
Chapter 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 Brunswick
Part II: Representation
Chapter 8. John Courtney, University of Saskatchewan: Reforming Representational Building Blocks: Canada at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century
Chapter 9. Jennifer Smith and Herman Bakvis, both at Dalhousie University: Canadian General Elections and the Money Question
Chapter 10. A Brian Tanguay, Wilfrid Laurier University: Parties, Organized Interests, and Electoral Democracy: The 1999 Ontario Provincial Election
Chapter 11. Denis Stairs, Dalhousie University: Transnational Pluralism and the 'Democratization' of Canadian Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium
Chapter 12. Lisa Young, University of Calgary: Representation of Women in the New Canadian Party System
Chapter 13. Louise Cabert, Dalhousie University: Historical Influences on Regional Patterns of the Election of Women to Provincial Legislatures
Chapter 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 Election

There are no Instructor/Student Resources available at this time.

William Cross is at Mount Allison University.

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Special Features

  • Discusses political parties at both the federal and provincial levels.
  • Issues examined include: efforts by political parties to be more inclusive, democratic and responsive; a decline in support for brokerage practices and elite accommodation; a rise in anti-partyism and a consequent increase in interest group activity; changing attitudes and practices regarding the participation of women in the political process; and, an increase in the scope of issues open to the political process and public debate.
  • Includes 18 well-established contributors.
  • Original, current research