Whipped : party discipline in Canada / Alex Marland.
- Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 
- Communication, strategy, and politics
Communication, strategy, and politics
xv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Party discipline -- Canada.
Legislative bodies -- Canada -- Leadership.
Political parties -- Canada.
Legislative bodies -- Leadership.
Politics and government.
Canada -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
- "Canadians often see politicians as trained seals who vote on command and repeat robotic talking points. Politicians are torn by dilemmas of loyalty to party versus loyalty to voters. Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada examines the hidden ways that political parties exert control over elected members of legislatures. Drawing on extensive interviews with politicians and staffers across Canada, award-winning author Alex Marland explains why Members of Parliament toe the party line. This book exposes how democracy works in our age of instant communication and increasing polarization. Whipped is a must-read for anyone interested in the real world of Canadian politics."-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Party Discipline in Canada
3. Partisan Teams
4. The Communications Arena
5. Message Discipline
6. Government Centralization
7. Parliamentary Caucuses
8. Caucus Research Bureaus
9. Legislative Assemblies
10. Managing Trouble
11. The SNC-Lavalin Affair
12. Advice for a New Parliamentarian.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Marland, Alex, 1973- Whipped.
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