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Whipped : party discipline in Canada

Author: Alex Marland
Publisher: Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Communication, strategy, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Canadians often see politicians as trained seals who vote on command and repeat robotic talking points. Politicians are torn by dilemmas of loyalty to party versus loyalty to voters. Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada examines the hidden ways that political parties exert control over elected members of legislatures. Drawing on extensive interviews with politicians and staffers across Canada, award-winning author  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marland, Alex, 1973-
Whipped.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1156987615
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Marland
ISBN: 9780774864978 0774864966 0774864974 9780774864961
OCLC Number: 1275443272
Description: xv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Party discipline in Canada --
Representation --
Partisan teams --
The communications arena --
Message discipline --
Government centralization --
Parliamentary caucuses --
Caucus research bureaus --
Legislative assemblies --
Managing trouble --
The SNC-Lavalin affair --
Advice for a new parliamentarian.
Series Title: Communication, strategy, and politics.
Responsibility: Alex Marland.

Abstract:

"Canadians often see politicians as trained seals who vote on command and repeat robotic talking points. Politicians are torn by dilemmas of loyalty to party versus loyalty to voters. Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada examines the hidden ways that political parties exert control over elected members of legislatures. Drawing on extensive interviews with politicians and staffers across Canada, award-winning author Alex Marland explains why Members of Parliament toe the party line. This book exposes how democracy works in our age of instant communication and increasing polarization. Whipped is a must-read for anyone interested in the real world of Canadian politics."--

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