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Political activists : the NDP in convention

Author: Keith Archer; Alan Whitehorn
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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"Based on surveys administered to delegates at several federal NDP conventions, Political Activists examines the evolution of political attitudes among activists whose changing demographic profile reflects the shifts - including the rise in importance of 'women's issues' and environmental concerns - taking place in Canadian society."--Jacket.
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Archer, Keith, 1955-
Political activists.
Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605498506
Online version:
Archer, Keith, 1955-
Political activists.
Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)609161495
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Archer; Alan Whitehorn
ISBN: 0195411455 9780195411454
OCLC Number: 36692421
Description: x, 299 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Organizational and ideological structure of the NDP. 1. Party structure and character. 2. Party insiders: a demographic profile. 3. Ideology and opinion structure: a comparison with Liberals and Conservatives --
pt. II. Intra-party caucuses and major policy issues. 4. Organized labour. 5. Regionalism. 6. Gender gap. 7. Age gap --
pt. III. Key domestic and foreign policy areas. 8. State, public ownership, and social-welfare policy. 9. Defence, foreign policy, and Canadian nationalism. 10. 'New Politics'? materialism and postmaterialism --
pt. IV. Leadership. 11. Leadership selection and campaign financing. 12. Leadership selection: 1989. 13. 1995 leadership campaign.
Responsibility: Keith Archer and Alan Whitehorn.
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