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Constituency influence in Parliament : countering the centre

Constituency influence in Parliament : countering the centre

Author: Kelly Blidook
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Canada's parliamentary system has been characterized as 'executive-dominant, ' with governance focused on the 'centre, ' and scholars have paid little attention to the legislature and its members. Constituency Influence in Parliament illuminates how MPs, in their pursuit of various goals in the legislature, play an important representative role in shaping policy. This critical volume offers the first full-scale  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blidook, Kelly.
Constituency Influence in Parliament : Countering the Centre.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2014
Named Person: Kaṇada.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Blidook
ISBN: 9780774821582 0774821582 9780774821582
OCLC Number: 1037934502
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Commended for The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2012 (Canada).
Commended for The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2013 (Canada).
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Parliament and its members : representation and governance --
The electoral connection and legislative behaviour in Canada --
Legislation in the House : private members' business --
Private members' business : participation and motivation --
Constituency interests and private members' business --
The nation's interests, the party's interests, or the MP's interests? --
Does it matter? do members of parlament influence policy? --
Conclusion : individual autonomy and representation.
Responsibility: Kelly Blidook.
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This book examines the rules and conduct of Private Members' Business to assess the crucial role of MPs in representing citizens and affecting policy decisions.  Read more...


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