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Commissioned to honour the distinguished career of University of Saskatchewan Professor John Courtney, Leadership, Representation, and Election addresses a range of topics of central importance to government and politics in contemporary Canada. Beginning with an overview of Courtney's contribution to the field of Canadian politics, editors Hans Michelmann, Donald C. Story, and Jeffrey S. Steeves bring together an impressive list of scholars to discuss a variety of issues representing the strengths of Courtney's work. Topics explored include: the transformation of Canadian parties, the impact of party leaders on the electoral fortunes of their parties, new avenues for public involvement in the policy-making process, Royal Commissions, opinion polls, access to information, the malaise of Canadian democracy, institutional reform, and indigenous nationalism. Timely and engaging, this impressive collection honours an important scholar and makes a valuable contribution to the field.
Hans J. Michelmann is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Donald C. Story is an associate professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Jeffrey S. Steeves is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
AcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction HANSJ. MICHELMANNLeadership Politics and the Transformation of Canadian Parties R.K. CARTYAre Party Leaders Becoming More Important to Vote Choice in Canada? ELISABETH GIDENGIL and ANDRE BLAISDeclining Political Survival among Parliamentary Party Leaders, 1867--2005 CRISTINE DE CLERCYCitizens Speaking for Themselves: New Avenues for Public Involvement F. LESLIE SEIDLERoyal Commissions and the Policy Cycle in Canada: The Case of Health Care GREGORY P. MARCHILDONCanada's New Elections Act and Citizen Access to Opinion Poll Information PETER A. FERGUSON The Malaise of Canadian Democracy: What Is It? How Is It to Be Explained? What Can We Do about It? GEORGE PERLINInstitutional Reform: The Grass Isn't Always Greener on the Other Side STEPHANE DIONIndigenous Nationalism and the Nation State ALAN C. CAIRNS
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