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What's Happened to Politics?
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date August 25, 2015
Pages 159
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501103414
ISBN-10 1501103415
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: From esteemed Canadian political leader Bob Rae comes a piercing examination of the fractured state of Canadian politics and what can be done to fix it.

Segmented electorates. Endless repetition of sound bites and vanity videos with little substance. Billions of dollars spent on lobbying. It’s clear that Canadian politics is in a bad state. Through increasingly low voter turnouts and a general lack of engagement in the political process, Canadians have shown that they are dissatisfied and fed up with present-day politics.

In What’s Happened to Politics?, Canadians finally get an definitive account of the problems plaguing their national politics. Touching on everything from polling to issues of social justice to the way in which political parties package their candidates, Rae identifies the shortcomings of the current Canadian political framework, and what we, as citizens, can do to remedy that. With remarkable insight and startling accuracy, Rae speaks as the voice of reason as he imagines a political forum where citizens are inspired to participate instead of feeling disenfranchised. Filled with real-world examples and told from the point of view of an experienced statesman, What’s Happened to Politics? is necessary reading for every Canadian, regardless of their political affiliation. Erudite, engaged, and keenly attuned to the frustrations expressed by Canadians across the political spectrum, Rae shows why he is the leading voice on Canadian politics.

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from Simon & Schuster (August 25, 2015)
9781501103414 | details & prices | 159 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $20.00
About: From esteemed Canadian political leader Bob Rae comes a piercing examination of the fractured state of Canadian politics and what can be done to fix it.
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from Simon & Schuster (May 3, 2016)
9781501103421 | details & prices | 161 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Poised to capitalize on renewed political interest following the federal election, the trade paperback edition of What’s Happened to Politics?

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