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The Liberal Party in Saskatchewn 1905–71
Series: Heritage
The Evolution of the Study of Voting and Voters
Canada and the United States

135, 137 economic issues 34, 87, 135-38, 297 free trade issue 298 leader effects 34, 136, 138-46 national unity 124 partisanship 37, 38, 121-22, 135-38,148-49, 212-13 unemployment 135, 137-38 See also Free trade; Free trade agreement 1997 federal election 20, 39, 219-40, 293, 304 economic issues 221-24, 228-29 health care 229-30 leadership effects 39, 220, 230-32, 246, 259-60 mandate 221 national unity 229-30 partisanship 213-14, 227-28 regional differences 221-27, 230-34 See also Voting behaviour 1985 Quebec provincial election 79 1998 Quebec provincial election 20


CONTRIBUTORS Robert R. Alford is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin. He is the author of Party and Society, a comparative study of voting behaviour in the Anglo-American Countries . Ivan Avakumovic is Associate Professor Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Morris Davis teaches Political Science at Tulane University. He is the author of Iceland Extends Its Fisheries Limits: A Political Analy- ~ ( 1963) and of several articles on interest groups and on public opinion. Leon Dion is the head of the


of vote choice and voting behaviour. In addition to featuring several prominent Canadian scholars, the collection includes chapters by leading scholars from the United States and Europe. peter john loewen is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the Univer- sity of Toronto. daniel rubenson is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. DUTY AND CHOICE The Evolution of the Study of Voting and Voters This page intentionally left blank

contributes to the debate on the voting behaviour of immigrant populations. We know that socio- economic status (SES) is a primary de- terminant of individual political participation (Verba, Schlozman, and Brady 1995), and it is readily assumed that this applies equally to ethnic- minority group members. Leighley (2001), however, stressed that contex- tual characteristics such as candidate and group mobilization are equally important in understanding ethnic- minority political participation. Indeed, individuals of lower social status rely on collective mobilization

Group Interests in • s. D. C L A R K Canadian Politics* THE GROWING INTEREST in the study of the voting behaviour of the Canadian people reflects an increasing maturity in the science of politics in Canada. By means of such study we are on the way to knowing a good deal more than we now know about the kind of forces in our society that determine people's political preferences and attachments. In parti- cular, it may be expected that from the study of voting behaviour will come a much greater recognition of the part played in Canadian political life by such group

, 70, 84,130, 132. See also pensioners elections, Russian Federation: 1993 parliamentary, 69-70; 1995 parliamentary, 134—5; 1999 parliamentary, 135, 137-8; 2003 parliamentary, 159; 1996 presiden- Index of Subjects 243 tial, 134-5; 2000 presidential, 138; regional (gubernatorial), 133. See also voting behaviour elections, Russian Soviet Federated Soviet Republic, 1991 presidential, 159 elections, Soviet Union, 1989 parliamentary, 52 enterprises, 78-81, 127, 134-6, 139-40 European Union, 135, 137 executive powers, 14 executive-legislative relations, 88-9; Russian