Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics

Edited by Amanda Bittner and Royce Koop

  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 320 pp., 72 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics provides the first comprehensive account of political change in Canada over the past two decades, particularly during the 1993, 2004, and 2011 federal elections.
Amanda Bittner is an associate professor in theDepartment of Political Science at Memorial University.Royce Koop is an assistant professor in theDepartment of Political Studies at the University of ManitobaContributors: Blake Andrew, Kelly Blidook, MatthewByrne, R. Kenneth Carty, William Cross, Munro Eagles, Patrick Fournier,Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Allison Harell, Harold Jansen, RichardJohnston, L.A. (Lisa) Lambert, J. Scott Matthews, Anthony M. Sayers,Stuart Soroka, Russell Alan Williams, Lisa Young.

"Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics will be welcomed by many in the political science community. Examining a diverse array of topics, the volume aims to uncover evidence of change and continuity in Canadian politics over the past quarter century. Scholars will value its many insights, as will students in courses on Canadian electoral politics and political parties."
-Paul Howe, author of Citizens Adrift: The Democratic Disengagement of Young Canadians
Introduction: Change and Continuity in Canadian Parties and
Elections / Amanda Bittner and Royce Koop

1 Has Brokerage Politics Ended? Canadian Parties in the
New Century / R. Kenneth Carty

2 Candidate Recruitment in Canada: The Role of Political
Parties / William Cross and Lisa Young

3 The Effects of Constantly Campaigning upon the
Canadian Parliament / Kelly Blidook and Matthew

4 Constituency and Personal Determinants of MPs'
Positions on Social Conservative Issues in the 37th and 38th Canadian
Parliaments / Munroe Eagles

5 City Ministers: The Local Politics of Cabinet
Selection / Anthony M. Sayers

6 Women Candidates, Voters, and Legislators: A Gender
Perspective on Recent Party and Electoral Politics / Elizabeth

7 Revisiting the "Ethnic" Vote: Liberal
Allegiance and Vote Choice among Racialized Minorities / Allison

8 The Canadian Party System: Trends in Election Campaign
Reporting, 1980-2008 / Blake Andrew, Patrick Fournier, and Stuart

9 Parties, Politics, and Redistribution: The
Constitutional and Practical Challenges of Politicized Apportionment /
Russell Alan Williams

10 Too Little, Too Soon: State Funding and Electoral
District Associations in the Green Party of Canada / Harold Jansen
and L.A. (Lisa) Lambert

11 When Partisans Are Attacked: Motivated Reasoning and
the New Party System / J. Scott Matthews

12 Coping with Political Flux: The Impact of Information
on Voters' Perceptions of the Political Landscape, 1988-2011 /
Amanda Bittner

13 Situating the Canadian Case / Richard

14 Parties and Elections after 2011: The Fifth Canadian
Party System? / Royce Koop and Amanda Bittner