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A Polity on the Edge

Canada and the Politics of Fragmentation

"Powerful! Using national surveys as well as surveys of the Quebec electorate, A Polity on the Edge is a brilliant assessment of Canada's viability as a nation." - Richard Price, University of Windsor

Author Information

ClarkeHarold D.:

Harold D. Clarke is the Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.
KornbergAllan:

Allan Kornberg is the Norb F. Schaefer Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He is the co-author, with Harold Clarke, of Citizens and Community: Political Support in a Representative Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and has written widely in books and journals on political parties, legislatures, and comparative political behavior.

WearingPeter:

Peter Wearing is former Senior Project Director, Canadian Facts.

Reviews

Richard Price, University of Windsor:

Powerful! Using national surveys as well as surveys of the Quebec electorate, A Polity on the Edge is a brilliant assessment of Canada's viability as a nation.

Tom Flanagan, University of Calgary:

...a treasure trove of survey-research data and sophisticated analysis...an indispensable reference book on the political history of Canada in the 1980s and 1990s.

Samuel Barnes, Georgetown University:

A Polity on the Edge is a brilliant investigation of why citizens' attachment to Canada, one of the world's most successful mature democracies, is eroding. Using a unique and rich body of survey data collected over several decades, the authors demonstrate how economic hard times, festering ethnic tensions, and the actions of leaders have led citizens to withdraw support from authorities, parties, and, in Quebec, the national political community itself. It is a superb example of how astute analysis of empirical data can illuminate the origins and probable futures of the threats faced by all polities.

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