Political Elites in Canada: Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times
Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson, Andrea Lawlor
UBC Press, 2019 - Communication in politics - 340 pages
Political Elites in Canada offers a timely look at Canadian political powerbrokers and how they are adapting to a fast-paced digital media environment. Elite power structures are changing worldwide, with traditional influencers losing authority over prevailing social, economic, and political structures. This volume explores the changing landscape for traditional power brokers, the ascent of new elites, and how they are using digital communication to connect with Canadians in unprecedented ways. Featuring empirical studies of governmental decision makers in the public service and political influencers such as social media commentators, this collection is a much-needed synthesis of elite politics in Canada.