Figures and Tables Acknowledgments 1 Party Politics at Century's End 2 The Party Question in Canada 3 Challenging the Consensus: Two New Parties 4 Struggling to Survive: Three Old Parties 5 Representing Interests 6. Remaking Party Democracy 7 Paying for Parties 8 On the Ground: The Local Campaign 9 In the Air: National Campaign Communication 10 Rebuilding the Canadian Party System Appendix: Formal Interview Schedule Notes Bibliography Index
This book is about the collapse of Canadian party politics in the early 1990s, about the end of a party system that had governed Canada's national politics for several decades, and about the ongoing struggle to build its successor.
R. Kenneth Carty, William Cross, and Lisa Young are members of the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Mount Allison University, and the University of Calgary respectively.
Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics is a valuable resource for bringing together existing scholarship on Canadian political parties, and for attempting to map a still-emerging forth party system ... It is an impressive opening volley in what promises to be a long and lively debate over the nature and role of parties in the Canadian political process. -- Miriam Lapp, University of Western Ontario * Canadian Journal of Political Science * En adoptant le systeme de parties federaux comme fil conducteur, les auteurs ont produit un ouvrage d'une grande originalite ... Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics est un ouvrage fort utile pour la comprehension de l'evolution des parties et elections au Canada. -- Francois-Pierre Gingras * ISUMA, vol. 1, no.2 *