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Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage
Publication date March 3, 2015
Pages 274
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307361301
ISBN-10 0307361306
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The founders of influential think tank Samara ask former members of Parliament what has gone wrong with our democracy, and how it can be fixed.
     Talk to any Canadian about politics and you'll hear little but frustration and bewilderment. Canadians don't see their politicians working for them; all they see is grandstanding in the House of Commons and MPs pursuing their own agendas. These same MPs make critical choices about how we live together and how our country will function in the future. But even with so much at stake, citizens are increasingly apathetic about traditional politics. How did one of the world's most functional democracies go so wrong?
     In Tragedy in the Commons, Samara founders Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan provide an unprecedented look behind the curtain of Canadian politics. Based on their exit interviews with 80 retired MPs, they share surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada: the accidental arrival of many in political life; the conflicting demands of the MPs' jobs; and the role of the political party in an MP's life.
     In this timely and controversial book, Loat and MacMillan reveal the challenges facing Canadian democracy today. Using the MPs' own voices, confused and contradictory as they sometimes are, Loat and MacMillan outline concrete steps to improve our politics--from the inside out.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307361295
 
from Random House of Canada Ltd (April 15, 2014); titled "Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy"
9780307361295 | details & prices | 274 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In Tragedy in the Commons, Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, founders of the non-partisan think tank Samara, draw on an astonishing eighty exit interviews with former Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to unearth surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada.
Paperback
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from Vintage (March 3, 2015); titled "Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy"
9780307361301 | details & prices | 274 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The founders of influential think tank Samara ask former members of Parliament what has gone wrong with our democracy, and how it can be fixed.

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