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The Resource Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith, (electronic resource)

Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith, (electronic resource)

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Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics
Title
Across the aisle
Title remainder
opposition in Canadian politics
Statement of responsibility
David E. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How do parties with official opposition status influence Canadian politics? Across the Aisle is an innovative examination of the theory and practice of opposition in Canada, both in Parliament and in provincial legislatures. Extending from the pre-Confederation era to the present day, it focuses on whether Canada has developed a coherent tradition of parliamentary opposition
  • David E. Smith argues that Canada has in fact failed to develop such a tradition. He investigates several possible reasons for this failure, including the long dominance of the Liberal party, which arrested the tradition of viewing the opposition as an alternative government; periods of minority government induced by the proliferation of parties; the role of the news media, which have largely displaced Parliament as a forum for commentary on government policy; and, finally, the increasing popularity of calls for direct action in politics
  • Readers of Across the Aisle will gain a renewed understanding of official opposition that goes beyond Stornoway and shadow cabinets, illuminating both the historical evolution and recent developments of opposition politics in Canada."--pub. desc
  • David E. Smith argues that Canada has in fact failed to develop such a tradition. He investigates several possible reasons for this failure, including the long dominance of the Liberal party, which arrested the tradition of viewing the opposition as an alternative government; periods of minority government induced by the proliferation of parties; the role of the news media, which have largely displaced Parliament as a forum for commentary on government policy; and, finally, the increasing popularity of calls for direct action in politics
  • Readers of Across the Aisle will gain a renewed understanding of official opposition that goes beyond Stornoway and shadow cabinets, illuminating both the historical evolution and recent developments of opposition politics in Canada."--pub. desc
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, David E.
Dewey number
328.71/0769
LC call number
JL167
LC item number
.S65 2013
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  • Canada
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Representative government and representation
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Opposition (Science politique)
  • Gouvernement représentatif
  • Canada
Summary expansion
How do parties with official opposition status influence Canadian politics? Across the Aisle is an innovative examination of the theory and practice of opposition in Canada, both in Parliament and in provincial legislatures. Extending from the pre-Confederation era to the present day, it focuses on whether Canada has developed a coherent tradition of parliamentary opposition.David E. Smith argues that Canada has in fact failed to develop such a tradition. He investigates several possible reasons for this failure, including the long dominance of the Liberal party, which arrested the tradition of viewing the opposition as an alternative government; periods of minority government induced by the proliferation of parties; the role of the news media, which have largely displaced Parliament as a forum for commentary on government policy; and, finally, the increasing popularity of calls for direct action in politics.Readers of Across the Aisle will gain a renewed understanding of official opposition that goes beyond Stornoway and shadow cabinets, illuminating both the historical evolution and recent developments of opposition politics in Canada
Label
Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-217) and index
Contents
Chapter One: Opposition: 'Somebody Has To Do It' -- PART TWO: PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Two: From Coalition to Coalition, 1867-1920 -- Chapter Three: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1921-1956 -- Chapter Four: Minorities and Majorities, 1957-1992 -- Chapter Five: The Mill of Opposition, 1993-2011 -- PART THREE: CHALLENGES FOR PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Six: Opposition, More or Less -- Chapter Seven: Opposition in the Federation -- Chapter Eight: Whither Parliamentary Opposition? -- PART FOUR: CONCLUSION -- Chapter Nine: The Problem of Parliamentary Opposition Today
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150791
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781442647367
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2012376305
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150791
Label
Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-217) and index
Contents
Chapter One: Opposition: 'Somebody Has To Do It' -- PART TWO: PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Two: From Coalition to Coalition, 1867-1920 -- Chapter Three: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1921-1956 -- Chapter Four: Minorities and Majorities, 1957-1992 -- Chapter Five: The Mill of Opposition, 1993-2011 -- PART THREE: CHALLENGES FOR PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Six: Opposition, More or Less -- Chapter Seven: Opposition in the Federation -- Chapter Eight: Whither Parliamentary Opposition? -- PART FOUR: CONCLUSION -- Chapter Nine: The Problem of Parliamentary Opposition Today
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150791
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781442647367
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2012376305
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150791

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