Against Reform

Against Reform

eBook - 2010
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"In Against Reform, John Pepall offers a stringent critique of proposed reforms to Canada's political institutions. Examining electoral reform, an elected or provincially appointed Senate and reduced terms for Senators, fixed election dates, recall, initiative, and parliamentary reform, including 'free votes' and parliamentary confirmation of appointments, Pepall contends that these reforms are ill-conceived and would be harmful.
At the root of Pepall's critique is an argument that, in Canada today, too many voters are quick to blame institutions rather than their own conflicting interests and understandings when they do not receive what they want out of government. While considering influential factors such as academic and media bias, political fashion, and the American example, Pepall's unique and highly readable assessment takes aim at the practical and theoretical understandings of reform across party lines."--Pub. desc.
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2010.
ISBN: 9781442699373
144269937X
9781442699380
1442699388
9780772786241
0772786240
9780772786234
0772786232
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 164 pages).

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