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Big tent politics : the Liberal Party's long mastery of Canada's public life

Author: R Kenneth Carty
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2015]
Series: Brenda and David McLean Canadian studies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Liberal Party of Canada is one of the most successful parties in the democratic world. It dominated Canadian politics for a century, practising an inclusive style of "big tent" politics that allowed it to fend off opponents on both the left and right. This book traces the record of the party, unwrapping Liberal practices and organization to reveal its distinctive "brokerage" approach to politics as well as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Kenneth Carty
ISBN: 9780774829991 0774829990
OCLC Number: 920021031
Description: xiii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 An Unnatural Party 2 The Natural Governing Party 3 Four Eras, Four Liberal Parties 4 A Different Kind of Party 5 The Life of the Party 6 The Chief Broker 7 Brokerage, the Liberal Party, and Canadian Politics Appendix: Liberal Party Leaders, 1887 to the Present Notes Further Reading on the Liberal Party of Canada Index
Series Title: Brenda and David McLean Canadian studies series
Responsibility: R. Kenneth Carty.
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How did Canada's Liberal Party become one of the most successful parties in the democratic world? Will it be able to reinvent itself for the twenty-first century?  Read more...

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