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Anatomy of a Liberal Victory

Making Sense of the Vote in the 2000 Canadian Election

by (author) Andre Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, Richard Nadeau & Neil Nevitte

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Initial publish date
Aug 2002
Category
Elections
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551114835
    Publish Date
    May 2002
    List Price
    $37.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487509897
    Publish Date
    Aug 2002
    List Price
    $35.95

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Anatomy of a Liberal Victory: Making Sense of the Vote in the 2000 Canadian Election provides a compressive account of the factors that led Canadians to vote the way they did in the Fall 2000 Canadian election, which resulted in a third consecutive Liberal majority government. The book explains the overall impact that these factors had on how well or poorly each of the parties did in the election. The authors address in particular the following questions: Why was turnout so low? What were Canadians’ perceptions of the economy and how much impact did these perceptions have on vote choice? What were voters' opinions on the major issues of the day and did these opinions affect their decision on election day? What did voters think of the leaders and how much weight did these evaluations have on their choice?

 

The study is based on mass surveys, involving more than 3,000 respondents, conducted both during the campaign and after the election. It also draws on a detailed content analysis of the parties’ messages and nightly news broadcasts throughout the campaign and its aftermath.

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About the authors

Andr� Blais is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Universit� de Montr�al.

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Elisabeth Gidengil is Hiram Mills Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University.

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Richard Nadeau is professor of political science at the University of Montreal and co-author of The National Question and Electoral Politics in Quebec and Scotland.

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Neil Nevitte is Professor of Political Science and cross-appointed as Professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance and the School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

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