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Title Disengaged? : fixed date, democracy, and understanding the 2011 Manitoba election / [edited by] Andrea D. Rounce and Jared J. Wesley
Published Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction : U2011 : Understanding the Manitoba election / Jared J. Wesley -- The NDP campaign : a qualitative assessment / Nelson Wiseman -- Conservative progress? The McFadyen campaign / Kelly L. Saunders -- The Manitoba Liberals : Gerrard's dilemma / Robert Ermel -- #MBVotes : The 2011 election campaign online / Curtis Brown -- Understanding voter turnout in the 2011 Manitoba election / Lydia Summerlee and Jared J. Wesley -- Understanding women in Manitoba politics / Joan Grace -- The Aboriginal electorate in Manitoba : party preferences / Christopher Adams -- "What we got here is failure to communicate" : media and Manitoba politics / Shannon Sampert -- Reading the public : the roles of public opinion research in the 2011 election campaign / Andrea D. Rounce -- Are public servants different from private sector employees? Voting behaviour and ideology in Manitoba / Andrea D. Rounce -- Unearthing the hidden gems of registered charities and their participation in the 2011 Manitoba election / Karine Levasseur -- What we learned from the Manitoba election of 2011 / Andrea D. Rounce
Summary Elections are a critical component of democracy, yet civic engagement has reached a post-war low in Manitoba. Barely half of all eligible voters showed up to vote in the last three provincial elections. Surveys show that many of these non-voters feel alienated from the political process, or have other priorities on Election Day. Of particular interest is the rate of turnout among youth, aboriginals, and immigrants. This important Canadian case study addresses the democratic deficit from a wide range of perspectives, providing scholars, observers, and citizens with an accessible account of politics and elections in Manitoba, while illuminating an issue that resonates across the country.--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Manitoba. Legislative Assembly -- Elections, 2011
New Democratic Party of Manitoba.
Manitoba. Legislative Assembly
New Democratic Party of Manitoba
Political campaigns -- Manitoba
Political parties -- Manitoba
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Political campaigns
Political parties
Form Electronic book
Author Rounce, Andrea D., 1972- author, editor
Wesley, Jared J., 1980- author, editor
ISBN 9780889773578