Fall/Winter Timetable

POL491H1F L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2103H1F L0101

Topics in Canadian Politics II

Realignment and Dealignment in Canadian Electoral Politics


Long term and short term change in Canadian politics examined from the perspective of theories of realignment/dealignment and social change; the concept of “critical elections” and its applicability to Canada; the role of social and economic forces in explaining changes in the Canadian party system over time; the importance of demographic and economic factors for understanding contemporary electoral politics in Canada.


Lawrence LeDuc, Jon H. Pammett, Judith I. McKenzie and André Turcotte. Dynasties and Interludes:
Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics. Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2010

Elisabeth Gidengil, Neil Nevitte, André Blais, Joanna Everitt and Patrick Fournier. Dominance and Decline: Making Sense of Recent Canadian Elections. University of Toronto Press, 2012
Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson (eds.) Voting Behaviour in Canada. University of British Columbia Press, 2010

Cees van der Eijk and Mark N. Franklin. Elections and Voters. London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


POL214Y1 or POL214Y5 or POLB50Y3 or POL224Y1 and 1.0 POL credit in Canadian Politics. See Department's website for POL courses by area group: http://politics.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/courses/fallwinter-timetable/