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Dynasties and Interludes

Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics

Published August 2016


The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016

An overview of the history of elections and voting in Canada, including minority governments, dynasties, and social movements.

Dynasties and Interludes provides a comprehensive and unique overview of elections and voting in Canada from Confederation to the most recent election. Its principal argument is that the Canadian political landscape has consisted of long periods of hegemony of a single party and/or leader (dynasties), punctuated by short, sharp disruptions brought about by the sudden rise of new parties, leaders, or social movements (interludes).

This revised and updated second edition includes an analysis of the results of the 2011 and 2015 federal elections as well as an in-depth discussion of the “Harper Dynasty.”



Lawrence LeDuc

Lawrence LeDuc is a political science professor at the University of Toronto and is co-author of Absent Mandate and Political Choice in Canada.

Jon H. Pammett

Jon H. Pammett is a political science professor at Ottawa’s Carleton University and co-editor of several studies of Canadian elections, including, most recently, Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics.


André Turcotte

André Turcotte is an associate professor in communication at Carleton University and was a contributor to The Canadian General Election of 2015.

Book Details

August 2016
6x9 in
576 pp
August 2016
576 pp