Political Elites in Canada: Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times

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Political Elites in Canada offers a timely look at Canadian politics and how power brokers are adapting to a fast-paced digital media environment. Elite power structures are changing worldwide, and the rise and fall of political influencers permeates national headlines. In many areas, traditional elites are losing authority over prevailing social, economic, and political structures. Communication between and among elites and citizens is having dramatic implications for political institutions and governance. This volume explores the changing landscape of power brokers, the ascent of new elites, and how these groups are using digital communication to connect with Canadians in unprecedented ways. Featuring empirical studies of governmental decision makers in the public service, such as political staff and public servants, premiers, and judges, and non-governmental influence brokers, such as social media commentators and non-profit organizations, this collection is a much-needed synthesis of elite politics in Canada.
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Alex Marland is a professor of political science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Thierry Giasson is a professor of political science at Université Laval. Andrea Lawlor is an associate professor of political science at King’s University College, Western University.

Geneviève Chacon, David Coletto, Marianne Côté, Erin Crandall, Cristine de Clercy, Susan Delacourt, Anna Esselment, Bryan Evans, Jamie Gillies, Tania Gosselin, Allison Harell, Julie Killin, Rachel Laforest, J.P. Lewis, Fenwick McKelvey, Vincent Raynauld, Jennifer Robson, Robert P. Shepherd, Tamara A. Small, Melanee Thomas, R. Paul Wilson, Stéphanie Yates.

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UBC Press
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Published on
Sep 1, 2018
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Pages
340
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ISBN
9780774837965
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Political Process / Media & Internet
Political Science / World / Canadian
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