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Author Kam, Christopher J. (Christopher Joseph), 1969-

Title Party discipline and parliamentary politics / Christopher J. Kam
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge Univ. Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages) : illustrations
Contents A model of intra-party politics -- Patterns of backbench dissent in four Westminster parliamentary systems, 1945-2005 -- Policy preferences and backbench dissent in Great Britain and Canada -- Dissent, constituency service, and the personal vote in Great Britain and New Zealand -- The cost of dissent to the party -- Demotion and dissent in the Canadian Liberal Party, 1991-1997 -- Discipline and dissent in the Australian Coalition, 1996-1998 -- Career trajectories, socialization, and backbench dissent in the British House of Commons
Summary This work examines the relationship between party leaders and Members of Parliament in Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, showing how the two sides interact and sometimes clash
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-260) and index
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Subject Comparative government.
Party discipline -- Australia.
Party discipline -- Canada.
Party discipline -- Great Britain.
Party discipline -- New Zealand.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Canada -- Politics and government.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
New Zealand -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511515561 (ebook)
0511517998 (electronic bk.)
0521518296 (hbk.)
9780511515569 (ebook)
9780511517990 (electronic bk.)
9780521518291 (hbk.)