Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics

Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics

Book - 2000
Rate this:

Canadian party politics collapsed in the early 1990s. This book isabout that collapse, about the end of a party system, with a uniquepattern of party organization and competition, that had governedCanada's national politics for several decades, and about theongoing struggle to build its successor. Rebuilding Canadian PartyPolitics discusses the breakdown of the old party system, theemergence of the Reform Party and the Bloc Qu#65533;b#65533;cois, and the fate ofthe Conservative and New Democratic Parties. It focuses on the internalworkings of parties in this new era, examining the role ofprofessionals, new technologies, and local activists.

To understand the ambiguities of our current party system, theauthors attended local and national party meetings, nomination andleadership meetings, and campaign kick-off rallies. They visited localcampaign offices to observe the parties' grassroots operations andconducted interviews with senior party officials, pollsters, media andadvertising specialists, and leader-tour directors.

Written in a lively and accessible style, this book will intereststudents of party politics and Canadian political history, as well asgeneral readers eager to make sense of the changes reshaping nationalpolitics today.

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780774807777
Branch Call Number: 324.271 CAR
Characteristics: x, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at RPL

To Top