By Jon H. Pammett, Lawrence LeDuc, André Turcotte, Judith I. McKenzie
Dynasties and Interludes offers a finished and specified review of elections and vote casting in Canada from Confederation to the new spate of minority governments. Its vital argument is that the Canadian political panorama has consisted of lengthy sessions of hegemony of a unmarried get together and/or chief (dynasties), punctuated via brief, sharp disruptions caused by means of the surprising upward push of latest events, leaders, or social hobbies (interludes).
Changes within the composition of the citizens and within the know-how and professionalization of election campaigns also are tested during this ebook, either to supply a greater knowing of key turning issues in Canadian background and a deeper interpretation of present-day electoral politics.
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A standing vote is assumed to be responsive to current political preferences and essentially changeable. The two approaches therefore rapidly converge albeit from radically different theoretical perspectives. 24 In the following sections, we will examine the sorts of preferences that are considered important by both approaches. Core beliefs and values In classic democratic theory elections represent a choice between alternative futures. Voters are assumed to support the party whose policies best match their preferences, thus enabling victorious parties to claim a ‘mandate’.
Scholars like Rose and former Conservative advertising strategist David Hennessy (ennobled as Lord Windlesham) joined David Butler and his fellow Nuffield authors in helping to foster the view that party political communication was a potentially rich and important arena for study and analysis. 23 The Conservatives’ reinvention of themselves as a campaign organization following their landslide defeat in 1945 was painstaking and incremental. 24 With help from the Conservatives’ newly appointed advertising agents Colman, Prentis & Varley (CPV), the PORD embarked on an assessment of voter attitudes which culminated in a major report called The Floating Vote.
The economy has undergone considerable change. Television has come to dominate political life in a way that would have been inconceivable in 1945. The idea that voters have changed too is very plausible. They are far less likely to be members of a political party. The intensity of their psychological attachments to parties has undoubtedly declined. Voters are, if anything, slightly more volatile and slightly more hesitant in their support. Voters’ attitudes do appear to explain slightly more of the variation in vote than before.
Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics by Jon H. Pammett, Lawrence LeDuc, André Turcotte, Judith I. McKenzie