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Grassroots Politicians

Party Activists in British Columbia

UBC Press

The first systematic account of party activists at the provincial level in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 1991
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Roasting Chestnuts

The Mythology of Maritime Political Culture

UBC Press

A unique and innovative study, Roasting Chestnuts seeks to demystify Maritime politics and expose the flimsy basis for many of the region's lasting political stereotypes.

  • Copyright year: 1994
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Mr. Smith Goes to Ottawa

Life in the House of Commons

UBC Press

Compares the 34th (1988-93) and the 35th (1993-97) Parliaments, where, despite major electoral shifts, the majority of the men and women who go to Ottawa end up accepting limited policy roles, effecting only minor shifts in government.

  • Copyright year: 1997
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Parties, Candidates, and Constituency Campaigns in Canadian Elections

UBC Press

This important contribution to the study of Canadian elections forcefully argues that knowledge of the dynamics at the local level is essential to a full understanding of Canadian polity, its underlying social basis, and the factors that determine successful election campaigns.

  • Copyright year: 1996
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Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics

UBC Press

This book is about the collapse of Canadian party politics in the early 1990s, about the end of a party system that had governed Canada's national politics for several decades, and about the ongoing struggle to build its successor.

  • Copyright year: 2000
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Quasi-Democracy?

Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta

UBC Press

In Quasi-Democracy? David Stewart and Keith Archer examine political parties and leadership selection in Alberta using mail-back surveys administered to voters who participated in the Conservative, Liberal, and NDP leadership conventions elections of the 1990s.

  • Copyright year: 2000
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Cycling into Saigon

The Conservative Transition in Ontario

UBC Press

The essence of democracy is the peaceful and legitimate transfer of government. In 1995 in Ontario, the omens for a successful transition weren’t promising …

  • Copyright year: 2001
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Feminists and Party Politics

UBC Press

In Feminists and Party Politics, the author examines the effort to bring feminism into the formal political arena through established political parties in Canada and the United States.

  • Copyright year: 2000
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Elections

UBC Press

This volume, by eminent political scientist John Courtney, assesses the history and development of five “building blocks” of Canada’s electoral regime: the franchise, electoral districts, voter registration, election machinery, and plurality voting.

  • Copyright year: 2004
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Political Parties

UBC Press

This book delves into the history, structure, mechanisms, and roles of Canada’s political parties.

  • Copyright year: 2004
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Pro-Family Politics and Fringe Parties in Canada

UBC Press

Pro-Family Politics and Fringe Parties in Canada explores the organizational and ideological nature of political parties that are initially formed to do the work of social movements.

  • Copyright year: 2005
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The Big Red Machine

How the Liberal Party Dominates Canadian Politics

UBC Press

Stephen Clarkson, one of Canada’s most respected political analysts, tells the engaging history of Canada’s leading political party, an insightful case study in Canadian political campaigning, and an ideal primer for the next federal election.

  • Copyright year: 2005
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Conventional Choices?

Maritime Leadership Politics, 1971–2003

UBC Press

Conventional Choices examines twenty-five different leadership elections over thirty-two years in three of Canada's maritime provinces to explore the backgrounds, attitudes, and motivations of those who select party leaders.

  • Copyright year: 2007
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Electing a Diverse Canada

The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women

UBC Press

Covering eleven cities as well as Canada’s Parliament, this book presents the most extensive analysis to date of the electoral representation of immigrants, minorities, and women in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2008
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Opening Doors Wider

Women's Political Engagement in Canada

UBC Press

This book asks whether the doors to women’s participation in Canadian public life are more open than in the past and probes how they can be opened further.

  • Copyright year: 2009
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Voting Behaviour in Canada

UBC Press

Leading young scholars of Canadian political behaviour explore long- and short-term influences on voting behaviour and reveal the nuances and challenges of understanding election results in Canada and other modern democracies.

  • Copyright year: 2010
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Auditing Canadian Democracy

Edited by William Cross
UBC Press

The final volume of the Canadian Democratic Audit, this book presents a timely synthesis of the project’s findings and suggestions for democratic reform in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2010
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Citizens Adrift

The Democratic Disengagement of Young Canadians

UBC Press

Citizens Adrift is a rich study of the generational decline in political involvement that offers recommendations as to how to stem the erosion of democratic life.

  • Copyright year: 2011
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Money, Politics, and Democracy

Canada’s Party Finance Reforms

UBC Press

This revealing volume examines the role of party finance reforms in shaping a period, since 2004, of political instability and successive minority governments in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2011
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Code Politics

Campaigns and Cultures on the Canadian Prairies

UBC Press

This book unravels the paradox of the Canadian prairies by explaining how the region’s three provinces developed such distinct political cultures.

  • Copyright year: 2011
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