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Title Reviving social democracy : the near death and surprising rise of the federal NDP / edited by David Laycock and Lynda Erickson
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Setting the stage -- The ideological evolution of the party -- Party activists, leaders, and voters -- New game, new party?
Summary In the 2011 general election, the New Democratic Party stunned political pundits by becoming the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. After near collapse in the 1993 election, how did the NDP manage to win triple the seats of its Liberal rivals and take more than three-quarters of the ridings in Quebec? Reviving Social Democracy examines the federal NDP's transformation from "nearly dead party" to new power player within a volatile party system. Its early chapters -- on the party's emergence in the 1960s, its presence in Quebec, and the Jack Layton factor -- pave the way for insightful analyses of issues such as party modernization, changing ideology, voter profile, and policy formation that played a significant role in driving the "Orange Crush" phenomenon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject New Democratic Party -- History -- 20th century
New Democratic Party -- History -- 21st century
New Democratic Party
Socialism -- Canada
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Laycock, David, 1943- author, editor
Erickson, Lynda, 1954- author, editor.
ISBN 9780774828512