Politics is Local examines a critical but often neglected aspect of party politics: the local. Virtually everything available on parties and elections in Canada focuses on parties as national organizations, yet most Canadians operate in their individual communities and their associations are driven by the idiosyncratic patterns of community life in Canada. The authors examine the local dimension of party politics, its organization, structure, and activity patterns. The book explores several dimensions of local politics and demonstrates that parties are deeply rooted in local communities and that the shape of these many communities profoundly structures political life.
About the authors
Munroe Eagles is Professor of Political Science and Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His primary research interests are in the field of electoral and political geography, and in the politics of advanced industrial democracies. He has published numerous journal articles on these topics and is the author, with R. Kenneth Carty, of Politics is Local: National Politics at the Grassroots (Oxford University Press, 2005).
Other titles by R. Kenneth Carty
Pivot or Pirouette?
The 1993 Canadian General Election
The Government Party
Political Dominance in Democracy
Big Tent Politics
The Liberal Party’s Long Mastery of Canada’s Public Life
Entering the Eighties (Kobo)
Canada in Crisis
Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics
Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia
Party Activists in British Columbia
When Citizens Decide
Lessons from Citizen Assemblies on Electoral Reform