The Effective Citizen

The Effective Citizen

How to Make Politicians Work for You

Book - 2017
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"Effective citizens-engaged, knowledgeable, and persistent, and united in common cause-are the most powerful force that ever was, or ever will be. I hope this book will help citizens to be more effective. In his uniquely straightforward and accessible style, Political insider Graham Steele pulls back the curtain on our political system and gives readers a look inside. A lawyer, analyst, former Nova Scotia cabinet minister, and author of the Globe & Mail bestselling memoir What I Learned About Politics, Steele answers the burning questions of Canadians: Who really runs the parties? What does a backbencher do? How does a citizen effectively navigate the system, and achieve change through a politician? What is "truthiness?" A primer for anyone who wants to become a politician or influence one, The Effective Citizen explains how politicians think and what factors influence that thinking, how to interpret the "non-answer" in political speech, and acknowledges that in politics, bland is safe." Ideal for political neophytes and junkies all the same, Steele's newest book will have the whole country talking."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia :, Nimbus Publishing,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771085311
Branch Call Number: 323.0420971 Ste
Characteristics: xv, 264 pages ; 23 cm


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Jan 08, 2018

As a political junkie and activist, I’ve read many books on how our system works. This is by far the best I’ve ever come across. It’s an easy read, 250 pages of clear and non-partisan writing. Just @bout every page will make your eyes widen and you’ll find yourself saying “So THAT’S why pols say what they say and do what they do!” Can’t recommend it any more enthusiastically than that.

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