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The Limits of Participation: Members and Leaders in Canada's Reform Party

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Faron Ellis
978-1-55238-388-9 (Institutional PDF)
$39.95 CAD / $40.95 USD
248 pages
39 tables, appendices, bibliography, notes, index
August 2005


About the Book: 

The Limits of Participation provides an historical account of the Canadian Reform Party, which shattered the established pattern of Canadian party politics in the late twentieth century. Faron Ellis provides an analysis of the party's development as it struggled to build an organization capable of bridging the policy demands of its members with the strategic plans of its leaders. The book examines the party from the perspective of its members by focusing on the opinion structure of activists who helped found Reform, build it into Canada's official opposition, and eventually decommission it in pursuit of power.

About the Author(s): 

Faron Ellis teaches political science and history at Lethbridge College, where he also acts as director of the Citizen Society Research Lab. A specialist in Canadian government, he has written extensively on the subjects of political history, political parties, and the election process.