Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition

Edited by Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay

© 2016

Canadian Parties in Transition examines the transformation of party politics in Canada and the possible shape the party system might take in the near future. With chapters written by an outstanding team of political scientists, the book presents a multi-faceted image of party dynamics, electoral behaviour, political marketing, and representative democracy.

The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes fifteen new chapters and several new contributors. The new material covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.

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  • Page Count: 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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New material in the fourth edition covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.

Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition

Edited by Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay

© 2016

Canadian Parties in Transition examines the transformation of party politics in Canada and the possible shape the party system might take in the near future. With chapters written by an outstanding team of political scientists, the book presents a multi-faceted image of party dynamics, electoral behaviour, political marketing, and representative democracy.

The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes fifteen new chapters and several new contributors. The new material covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Since the appearance of the first edition of Canadian Parties in Transition in 1987, the book has become essential reading for students of Canadian political parties. This thoroughly revised fourth edition continues the book’s tradition of comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the Canadian party system with its shifting sociological, ideological, and technological environments. With contributions from a blue-ribbon group of political scientists, the collection continues to break new ground in scholarship on Canadian parties. I’ll be assigning it in my courses with enthusiasm.
    Munroe Eagles, SUNY Buffalo

    Canadian Parties in Transition remains a classic. It brings together works by many of Canada’s pre-eminent students of parties, elections, and representation, and addresses questions of fundamental importance to our understanding of electoral reform, social movements, party organization, and political communication in the twenty-first century. Students of Canadian politics will be well served by this collection of informative papers.
    John Courtney, University of Saskatchewan

    For more than 25 years, Canadian Parties in Transition has been an indispensable tool for teaching and research about Canadian political parties. With this fourth edition, Gagnon and Tanguay continue, and signicantly extend, an outstanding scholarly tradition. Blending insights from established and up-and-coming scholars, this collection offers both comprehensive field coverage and innovative interpretations of emerging trends. All students of Canadian parties will welcome the conceptual clarity and up-to-date analysis presented in each of the chapters.
    Neil Bradford, Huron University College
  • Author Information

    Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies in the Department of Political Science at UQAM. He is author of Minority Nations in the Age of Uncertainty (2014), which has been translated into 18 languages.


    A. Brian Tanguay is Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. He was the lead author of the Law Commission of Canada’s report Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada (2004).
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay

    Part I: Origins and Evolution of the Canadian Party System

    1.The Evolution of the Canadian Party System: From Brokerage Politics to Marketing-Oriented Politics
    Steve Patten

    2. Money, Politics, and the Canadian Party System
    Lisa Young

    3. Parties and Regions: Representation and Resistance
    James Bickerton

    4. Polarized Pluralism in the Canadian Party System
    Richard Johnston

    5. The Waning of Political Parties?
    Grant Amyot

    Part II: Ideologies and Party Politics

    6. Ideological Competition in the Canadian Party System
    Nelson Wiseman

    7. The Liberal Party of Canada: Rebuilding, Resurgence, and Return to Power
    Brooke Jeffrey

    8. The Conservatives: Rebuilding and Rebranding, Yet Again
    Peter Woolstencroft

    9. Ideological Moderation and Professionalization: The NDP under Jack Layton and Tom Mulcair
    David McGrane

    10. Third Parties in Canada: Variety and Success
    Éric Bélanger

    Part III: Representation and Democracy

    11. Party Politics and Voting Systems in Canada
    Dennis Pilon

    12. Back to the Future: Encoding and Decoding Interest Representation Outside of Parties
    Jacquetta Newman

    13. Party Politics in a Distinct Society: Two Eras of Block Voting in Quebec
    Alain-G. Gagnon and François Boucher

    14. Where Are the Women in Canadian Political Parties?
    Joanna Everitt

    15. The Promise of Direct Democracy: Is That All There Is?
    A. Brian Tanguay

    Part IV: New Paths for Research

    16. From Brokerage to Boutique Politics: Political Marketing and the Changing Nature of Party Politics in Canada
    Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson

    17. Political Campaigning
    Richard Nadeau and Frédérick Bastien

    18. Two Decades of Digital Party Politics in Canada: An Assessment
    Tamara A. Small

    19. Participation, Mobilization, and the Political Engagement of the Internet Generation
    Henry Milner

    20. Municipal Political Parties: An Answer to Urbanization or an Affront to Traditions of Local Democracy?
    Kristin R. Good

    Statistical Appendix
    List of Contributors
    Index

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