Democracy Derailed

Democracy Derailed

The Breakdown of Government Accountability in Alberta-- How to Get It Back on Track

Book - 2007
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Alberta's long-standing Progressive Conservative government has transformed Alberta into a virtual one-party province on its claims of openness, transparency and accountability.

Democracy Derailed goes deep into the machinery of government to reveal how the Tories have methodically maintained their grip on power by dodging accountability, manipulating public opinion and stifling dissent both inside and outside of government. In doing so, the Tories have undermined the very foundation of democracy: government must be accountable to the people it is elected to serve. In this ground-breaking, first-person account, Kevin Taft exposes how Alberta's Tories derailed democracy and gives his prescription for putting it back on track.

Visit www.democracyderailed.ca to see the web site set up for the book and allows you to explore further into the issues it raises.

Publisher: Calgary, AB : Red Deer Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780889953963
9780889953970
Branch Call Number: 320.97123 TAF
Characteristics: 112 p. ; 19 cm

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