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."
David K. Stewart is a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Keith Archer teaches in the Department of Political Science and is Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Calgary.