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Political Science Civics & Citizenship

Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up

Perceptions and Performance

edited by Elisabeth Gidengil & Heather Bastedo

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2014
Civics & Citizenship, Democracy, Canadian
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    Jul 2014
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    Oct 2014
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Canada is often held up as an example of a healthy democracy. However, the Canadian public is less enthusiastic about the way our democracy works. This first-of-a-kind book approaches the “democratic deficit” from the perspective of everyday Canadians and assesses the performance of Parliament and the media in light of their perceptions and expectations. In doing so, a number of chapters highlight the disjuncture between perceptions and performance. Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up is essential for anyone who would like to learn how to build a better democracy – one that meets the expectations of the Canadian public.

About the authors

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

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