What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?
274 pages, 6 x 9
15 charts, 23 tables
Release Date:15 Jul 2019

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere

UBC Press

What trends are shaping contemporary political communication and behaviour in Canada, and where are they heading?

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? examines the shifting nature of political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigate topics such as the uses of digital media for political communication, grassroots-driven protest, public behaviour prediction, and relationships between members of civil society and the political establishment. This interdisciplinary volume lays robust theoretical and methodological foundations for the study of transformative trends in political communication and in the relationship between political actors, institutions, and democracy.

Original and timely, What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? sheds light on digital innovations while also providing a broader perspective on the online and offline dynamics of contemporary Canadian political engagement.

This book will find an audience among students, scholars, and practitioners of Canadian politics, governance, political communication, media studies, party politics, and political campaigning and elections. Engaged Canadian citizens will also find much to pique their interest.

Mireille Lalancette is a political communication professor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. With Marie-Josée Drolet and Marie-Ève Caty, she is the author of ABC de l’argumentation: Pour les professionnels de la santé et toute autre personne qui souhaite convaincre. She is also a researcher for the Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique. Her work has appeared in various scientific publications and edited collections in English and in French. Vincent Raynauld is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College, Boston, and an affiliate professor in the Département de lettres et communication sociale at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He is also a research associate in the Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique. Erin Crandall is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. Her work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique, Public Policy and Administration, and the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, among other publications.

Contributors: Shelley Boulianne, Mark Daku, Yannick Dufresne, Thierry Giasson, Jacob Groshek, Guillaume Latzko-Toth, J.P. Lewis, Patrick McCurdy, Fenwick McKelvey, Florence Millerand, Jill Piebiak, Thomas Poell, Kate Puddister, Tamara A. Small with Maxime Pronovost, Mickael Temporão, Ghada Touir, Sofia Tourigny-Koné, André Turcotte, and Stéphanie Yates with Myriam Arbour

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