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Quasi-Democracy?

Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Quasi-Democracy?

Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta

In Quasi-Democracy? David Stewart and Keith Archer examine political parties and leadership selection in Alberta using mail-back surveys administered to voters who participated in the Conservative, Liberal, and NDP leadership conventions elections of the 1990s. Leadership selection events, they contend, provide rare opportunities for observing the internal workings of the parties and people who "stand between the politicians and the electorate."

208 pages


Table of Contents

Tables

Preface

1. Party Democracy in Alberta?

2. The "United Right?" Lessons from the 1992 PC Leadership Election

3. Electing the Premier

4. Electronic Fiasco: The 1994 Liberal Tele-Vote

5. A Party of "Communities?" The 1994 NDP Leadership Convention

6. Gender Differences among Party Activists

7. Democracy, Representation and the Selection of Party Leaders

8. Quasi-Democracy? Lessons from Alberta

Appendices; Notes; References; Index

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