Academic journal article British Journal of Canadian Studies

Canadian Politics Riding by Riding: An In-Depth Analysis of Canada's 301 Federal Electoral Districts

Academic journal article British Journal of Canadian Studies

Canadian Politics Riding by Riding: An In-Depth Analysis of Canada's 301 Federal Electoral Districts

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Tony L. Hill, Canadian Politics Riding by Riding: An In-depth Analysis of Canada's 301 Federal Electoral Districts (Minneapolis: Prospect Park Press, 2002), xxii + 474pp. Cloth. US$39.95, C$59.95. ISBN 0-9723-4360-1.

Tony Hill visited every riding in Canada except Nunavut when writing this book. The result is a well-thought out text which will be of great value, not only to political scientists, but to Canadianists of any discipline.

The book begins with a brief province-by-province analysis of provincial politics. This is followed by an introduction to Canadian politics, and then a section entitled 'What is Politics', principally devoted to outlining the differences between the us political system (with which he presumes his audience to be familiar) and the Canadian. These sections will be very helpful to those who are not well acquainted with Canadian politics, especially at provincial level. The glossary in the back in the book is also very useful in this regard.

However, the real value in this book lies in the riding-by-riding analysis. Readers expecting to simply find lists of election results will be pleasantly surprised. …

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