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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

The Canadian Election Studies

Assessing Four Decades of Influence

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

The Canadian Election Studies

Assessing Four Decades of Influence

Why do Canadians vote the way they do? For more than forty years, the primary objective of the ongoing Canadian Election Studies (CES) has been to investigate that question. This volume brings together principal investigators of the Studies to document the history of this impressive collection of surveys, examine what has been learned, and consider their future. The wide-ranging collection of essays provides useful background and insights on the relevance of the CES and lends perspective to the debate about where to steer the CES in the years ahead.

284 pages


Table of Contents

Introduction: Four Decades of Canadian Election Studies / Mebs Kanji, Antoine Bilodeau, and Thomas J. Scotto

Part 1: The Narrative

1 Point of Departure, 1965 / John Meisel

2 Theoretical Perspectives in the Canadian Election Studies / Mildred A. Schwartz

3 To Ann Arbor ... and Back: A Comparative Perspective on Election Studies / Lawrence LeDuc

4 Advancements in Methodology: A Recurring Process / Thomas J. Scotto, Mebs Kanji, and Antoine Bilodeau

5 The Relevance and Future of the Canadian Election Studies / Richard Johnston and André Blais

Part 2: Taking Stock

6 An Overview of the Social Dimension of Vote Choice / Elisabeth Gidengil

7 Eclipse of Class: A Review of Demographic Variables, 1974-2006 / Barry Kay and Andrea M.L. Perrella

8 Quebec versus the Rest of Canada, 1965-2006 / Richard Nadeau and Éric Bélanger

9 The Structural Bases of Canadian Party Preference: Evolution and Cross-National Comparison / Richard Johnston

10 The Valence Politics Model of Electoral Choice / Harold D. Clarke and Allan Kornberg

11 Voting Turnout in a System of Multi-Level Governance / Jon H. Pammett

Part 3: Conclusion

12 The Future of the Canadian Election Studies / Antoine Bilodeau, Thomas J. Scotto, and Mebs Kanji

Appendix: Four Decades of Publications Based on the Canadian Election Studies

Index

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