Staking the Progressive Centre: An Ideational Analysis of Manitoba Party Politics

@article{Wesley2011StakingTP,
  title={Staking the Progressive Centre: An Ideational Analysis of Manitoba Party Politics},
  author={Jared J. Wesley},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={143 - 177}
}
  • Jared J. Wesley
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Traditional accounts treat the evolution of Manitoba's political party system as the product of three confluent forces: region, class, and ethnicity. Observers cite divisions between rural and urban, north and south, British and non-British, and owners, farmers, and workers as the principal cleavages around which parties have built their support. According to this conventional wisdom, the party assembling the largest socio-demographic coalition achieves the greatest level of success. This study… Expand
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