Political Elites in Canada

Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times

Edited by Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson, and Andrea Lawlor

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  • Published: September 2018
  • Subject Listing: Politics; Film and Media Studies; History / Canadian History
  • Bibliographic information: 296 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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Political Elites in Canada offers a timely look at Canadian political powerbrokers and how they are adapting to a fast paced digital media environment. Elite power structures are changing worldwide, with traditional influencers losing authority over prevailing social, economic, and political structures. This volume explores the changing landscape for traditional power brokers, the ascent of new elites, and how they are using digital communication to connect with Canadians in unprecedented ways. Featuring empirical studies of governmental decision makers in the public service and political influencers such as social media commentators, this collection is a much needed synthesis of elite politics in Canada.
Alex Marland is professor of political science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Thierry Giasson is professor of political science at Université Laval. Andrea Lawlor is associate professor of political science at King's University College, Western University. Contributors: Geneviève Chacon, David Coletto, Marianne Coté, Erin Crandall, Cristine de Clercy, Susan Delacourt, Anna Esselment, Bryan Evans, Jamie Gillies, Tania Gosselin, Allison Harell, Julie Killin, Rachel Laforest, J.P. Lewis, Fenwick McKelvey, Vincent Raynauld, Jennifer Robson, Robert P. Shepherd, Tamara A. Small, Melanee Thomas, R. Paul Wilson, and Stéphanie Yates