Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance

Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance

By: Heather Bastedo (editor), Elisabeth Gidengil (editor)Hardback

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An important new perspective for scholars and students interested in understanding the attitudes of ordinary Canadians towards their country's democratic structures and political leaders.

About Author

Elisabeth Gidengil is Hiram Mills Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Heather Bastedo is Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queen's University.Contributors: Quinn Albaugh, Kelly Blidook, Wayne Chu, Munroe Eagles, Fred Fletcher, Jane Hilderman, Royce Koop, Alison Loat, Lawrence LeDuc, Michael A. Painter-Main, Francois Petry, Alex Marland, Jon H. Pammett, Nick Ruderman, Livianna Tossutti, Christopher Waddell


Foreword / Michael MacMillan and Alison Loat Introduction / Elisabeth Gidengil and Heather Bastedo 1 Attitudes toward Democratic Norms and Practices: Canada in Comparative Perspective / Lawrence LeDuc and Jon H. Pammett 2 Canadians' Evaluations of MPs: Performance Matters / Nick Ruderman 3 Repertoire-Building or Elite-Challenging? Understanding Political Engagement in Canada / Michael A. Painter-Main 4 Outsiders: Agency and the Non-Engaged / Heather Bastedo, Wayne Chu, and Jane Hilderman 5 Media and Political Inequality / Quinn Albaugh and Christopher Waddell 6 The Story behind the Story: Evaluating the Content of Political News / Heather Bastedo, Quinn Albaugh, and Alex Marland 7 Social Media and Agenda Setting / Wayne Chu and Fred Fletcher 8 Representing Canadians: Is the 41st Parliament Still a Vertical Mosaic? / Livianna Tossutti and Jane Hilderman 9 MPs on the Home Front: How Constituency Characteristics Influence Representational Approaches / Munroe Eagles, Royce Koop, and Alison Loat 10 Democratic Responsiveness in the House of Commons / Kelly Blidook 11 A Tale of Two Perspectives: Election Promises and Government Actions in Canada / Francois Petry Conclusion: Taking Stock of Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up / Elisabeth Gidengil and Heather Bastedo Appendix: Samara 2012 Citizens' Survey Methodology Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774828253
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780774828253
  • ISBN10: 0774828250

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