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Representation in action : Canadian MPs in the constituencies / Royce Koop, Heather Bastedo, and Kelly Blidook.

Koop, Royce, 1978- (Author). Bastedo, Heather, 1963- (Added Author). Blidook, Kelly, 1975- (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Legislative Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Legislative Library, Vaughan Street JL 167 Koo (Text) 36970100150731 General Collection Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780774836975 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Observing Politicians -- 2. Leon Benoit -- 3. Tony Clement -- 4. Megan Leslie -- 5. Influences on Representational Styles -- 6. Five MPs in their Constituencies -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
Canadian Members of Parliament (MPs) are often dismissed as "trained seals," helpless to do anything other than follow commands from party leaders. Representation in Action challenges this view of MPs and shows that the ways they represent their constituents are as diverse as Canada itself. Royce Koop, Heather Bastedo, and Kelly Blidook examine the activities MPs engage in to represent their ridings and determine what accounts for differences in style and agency. Drawing on original observational and interview research and featuring detailed in-depth case studies, this is the first book using intensive participant-observation methods to study Canadian MPs and representation. --from the publisher's website.
Subject: Representative government and representation > Canada > Case studies.
Politicians > Canada.

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