The Resource Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith

Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith

Label
Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics
Title
Across the aisle
Title remainder
opposition in Canadian politics
Statement of responsibility
David E. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How do parties with official opposition status influence Canadian politics? Across the Aisle is an innovative examination of the theory and practice of opposition in Canada, both in Parliament and in provincial legislatures. Extending from the pre-Confederation era to the present day, it focuses on whether Canada has developed a coherent tradition of parliamentary opposition
  • David E. Smith argues that Canada has in fact failed to develop such a tradition. He investigates several possible reasons for this failure, including the long dominance of the Liberal party, which arrested the tradition of viewing the opposition as an alternative government; periods of minority government induced by the proliferation of parties; the role of the news media, which have largely displaced Parliament as a forum for commentary on government policy; and, finally, the increasing popularity of calls for direct action in politics
  • Readers of Across the Aisle will gain a renewed understanding of official opposition that goes beyond Stornoway and shadow cabinets, illuminating both the historical evolution and recent developments of opposition politics in Canada."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, David E.
Dewey number
328.71/0769
Index
index present
LC call number
JL167
LC item number
.S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Kanada
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Representative government and representation
  • Canada
  • Opposition (Science politique)
  • Gouvernement représentatif
  • Canada
  • Legislative power
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Politics and government
  • Representative government and representation
  • Canada
  • Opposition
  • Politik
  • Kanada
  • Opposition
Label
Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Opposition: 'Somebody Has To Do It' -- PART TWO: PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Two: From Coalition to Coalition, 1867-1920 -- Chapter Three: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1921-1956 -- Chapter Four: Minorities and Majorities, 1957-1992 -- Chapter Five: The Mill of Opposition, 1993-2011 -- PART THREE: CHALLENGES FOR PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Six: Opposition, More or Less -- Chapter Seven: Opposition in the Federation -- Chapter Eight: Whither Parliamentary Opposition? -- PART FOUR: CONCLUSION -- Chapter Nine: The Problem of Parliamentary Opposition Today
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038759168
Label
Across the aisle : opposition in Canadian politics, David E. Smith
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Opposition: 'Somebody Has To Do It' -- PART TWO: PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Two: From Coalition to Coalition, 1867-1920 -- Chapter Three: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1921-1956 -- Chapter Four: Minorities and Majorities, 1957-1992 -- Chapter Five: The Mill of Opposition, 1993-2011 -- PART THREE: CHALLENGES FOR PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION -- Chapter Six: Opposition, More or Less -- Chapter Seven: Opposition in the Federation -- Chapter Eight: Whither Parliamentary Opposition? -- PART FOUR: CONCLUSION -- Chapter Nine: The Problem of Parliamentary Opposition Today
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038759168

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