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Dominance and Decline

Making Sense of Recent Canadian Elections

by (author) Elisabeth Gidengil, Andre Blais, Joanna Everitt, Patrick Fournier & Neil Nevitte

University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
Canadian, Civics & Citizenship, Elections, Political Parties
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Coming out of the 2000 Canadian federal election, the dominance of the Liberal Party seemed assured. By 2011 the situation had completely reversed: the Liberals suffered a crushing defeat, failing even to become the official opposition and recording their lowest ever share of the vote. Dominance and Decline provides a comprehensive, comparative account of Canadian election outcomes from 2000 through to 2008. The book explores the meaning of those outcomes within the context of the larger changes that have marked Canada's party system since 1988. It also shows how these trends were consistent with the outcome of the 2011 federal election. Throughout the book a variety of voting theories are revisited and reassessed in light of this analysis.

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

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Joanna Everitt is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

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Patrick Fournier is Professor of Political Science at the Universit� de Montr�al.

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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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