Federal Politics

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Mr. Smith Goes to Ottawa

Life in the House of Commons

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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.

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Elections

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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.

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Legislatures

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Provides a democratic audit of Canada’s provincial and national representative assemblies, arguing that the problem existing in these bodies is not a lack of talent so much as a lack of institutional freedom.

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Federalism

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In a world where federal states seem to exist precariously, politicians and academics from around the globe continue to look to Canada as a model of federalism. And yet, our own system of organization and governance also appears strained ...

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Cabinets and First Ministers

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A clear account of the development, structure, and operation of cabinet and the role of first ministers at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels.

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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.

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