AP/POLS 3150 3.00
Political Parties in Canada
CROSSLISTED COURSE: AK POLS 3150
This course is a critical inquiry into the evolution of political parties in conjunction with the extension of forms of liberal democracy in Canada. The course will investigate arguments about what things political parties should do in a democracy; whether parties represent the views of citizens; how Canadian political parties are organized and how they function. The course also investigates the role of ideological commitments in political practice; reforming out-of-date electoral system; the changing ways in which party leaders are selected; reforming our laws that control the corrupting effect of money in politics; who financially supports which parties, and who participates in political parties and elections.