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Political Science Canadian

Winning and Keeping Power in Canadian Politics

by (author) Jason Roy & Christopher Alcantara

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Category
Canadian, Elections, History & Theory
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487507312
    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
    $79.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487525019
    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
    $35.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487536008
    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
    $35.95

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Do negative campaigns win elections? Do voters abandon candidates accused of scandalous behaviour? Do government apologies affect prospects for re-election? While many people assume the answer to each of these questions is yes, there is limited empirical evidence to support these assumptions. In this book, Jason Roy and Christopher Alcantara use a series of experiments to test these and other commonly held beliefs.

 

Each chapter draws upon contemporary events and literature to frame the issues and strategies. The findings suggest that not all of the assumptions that people have about the best strategies for winning and keeping political power hold up to empirical scrutiny. In fact, some work in ways that many readers may find surprising.

 

Original and innovative in its use of experimental methods, Winning and Keeping Power in Canadian Politics is a persuasive analysis of some of our most prominent and long-standing political myths. It will be a "go to" resource for journalists, strategists, scholars, and general readers alike.

About the authors

Jason Roy is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Christopher Alcantara is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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