Political Parties

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Democratizing the Constitution

Reforming Responsible Government

Canada’s time-honoured system of responsible government is failing us. This principle, by which the executive must be accountable to the people’s elected representatives, was fought … ; ; 274 View

Election

Featuring contributions from a highly respected roster of experts in various aspects of elections, this book covers the entire process, from the historical and legal dimensions, the campaigns and … 347 View

Power Trap

How fear and loathing between New Democrats and Liberals keep Stephen Harper in power--and what can be done about it

In 2011 the Harper Conservatives won a majority government with a minority of votes. If the opposition parties were willing to work together, they would have an excellent chance of defeating the … 296 View

The Politics of Voting

Reforming Canada's Electoral System

The Politics of Voting: Reforming Canada’s Electoral System is a timely examination of Canada’s voting system by one of Canada’s leading authorities on electoral reform. In a … 227 View

Visionaries, Crusaders, and Firebrands

The Idealistic Canadians Who Built the NDP

As an idealist and a visionary, Jack Layton connected with millions of Canadians who saw that he was a different kind of political leader. So did Tommy Douglas, chosen as the greatest Canadian … 248 View
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Introducing the Politics of Voting

From: The Politics of Voting

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Review of the contents of the book in relation to its two main themes of broadening the current terms of the Canadian voting system component of electoral reform debates and making politics … 11 $1.10 Add
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Introduction

From: Visionaries, Crusaders, and Firebrands

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Positions the NDP party at the time of the books publication soon after Jack Layton’s death. Outlines a bit about how Layton got the NDP in the position it was after the 2011 election. 7 $0.70 Add
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Introduction

From: Election

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Description of the contents of the chapters in relation to the broad themes of historical perspectives, the national-local axis of federal elections, and ongoing scholarly debates. 4 $0.40 Add
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Introduction: A Fundamental Democratic Problem

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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Overview of the authors’ argument that Canadian democracy has been undermined by the excess of power of the prime minister over the operations of the House of Commons. ; 28 $2.80 Add
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Why Progressives Don’t Win

From: Power Trap

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Examines the status of progressive voters through statistical analysis finding that progressive voters make up a majority, concluding that progressives don’t know where to cast their … 26 $2.60 Add
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Forty and Counting

From: Election

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Review of three periods of electoral and party development in Canada covering the 40 federal elections between 1867 and 2008. 25 $2.50 Add
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Responsible Government: Theory and Practice

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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Historical review of responsible government in Canada in support of an argument that the current situation is in need of reform. 45 $4.50 Add
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Roots Run Deep

From: Visionaries, Crusaders, and Firebrands

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Examines the roots of the NDP party. Looks at J.D. Woodsworth and William Irvine’s role in the political landscape of their time. Specifically analyzes the Agrarian Revolt, early … 32 $3.20 Add
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Why Now Is the Time

From: Power Trap

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Examines why now is the time for progressives to break free of the power trap involved in having two progressive parties through analysis of the economy and economic policy, what conservatives … 32 $3.20 Add
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Why Voting Systems Matter

From: The Politics of Voting

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Analysis of different voting systems in support of an argument that a choice of voting system has an effect on political results. 14 $1.40 Add
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A New Political Movement

From: Visionaries, Crusaders, and Firebrands

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The formation of a new political party in 1932 tentatively called the Commonwealth Party, outlines who was involved in this very short meeting. Analyzes the birth of the CCF, the Regina Manifesto 34 $3.40 Add