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Author Stewart, Ian, 1953 July 2-

Title Conventional choices : Maritime leadership politics / Ian Stewart and David K. Stewart
Published Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents Choosing leaders -- The conventions -- From J. Buchanan to A. Buchanana: candidates and voters -- Tourists or partisans? Political background and leadership election engagement -- Leadership election support patterns: friends and neighbours? -- Town versus country: urban-rural divisions -- Brothers and sisters? Gender-based voting at party conventions -- Inter- and intraparty attitudinal differences -- Rebels without a cause? Supporters of fringe candidates -- Going my way? "Delivering" votes after the first ballot -- Prince Edward Island and the garden myth -- New Brunswick: the politics of language -- Nova Scotia: the challenge of social democracy -- The end of the affair? Political scientists and the delegated convention -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Leadership election profiles for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island
Summary "Selecting a leader is a momentous and defining choice for a political party. Leaders symbolize their party and are a primary factor in election outcomes. While much is known about the selection of national party leaders, less is known about the provincial selection process, particularly in the Maritimes. Breaking new ground, Conventional Choices examines twenty-five different leadership elections in three maritime provinces. The analysis draws on an extraordinarily rich data set spanning thirty-two years to explore the backgrounds, attitudes, and motivations of those who select party leaders. It is an impressive study that offers fresh insights into leadership selection and Maritime party politics."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-295) and index
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Subject Elections -- Maritime Provinces -- Statistics.
Political conventions -- Maritime Provinces -- History.
Political leadership -- Maritime Provinces.
Political parties -- Maritime Provinces.
Politicians -- Maritime Provinces -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0774855916 (electronic bk.)
9780774855914 (electronic bk.)