Names Written in Water: Canadian National Leaders and Their Reputations among Party Members
Abstract

Party iconologies can provide a potent set of symbols for party adherents, and perceptions of former leaders are a central element in any party iconology. This essay explores the perceptions of successful leadership offered over the past decade by Maritime party activists (as opposed to those provided by academic panels), and links these views to such factors as electoral success and longevity, leadership type, and respondent characteristics. This essay also reveals the fluidity of party iconologies, with modern leaders gradually superseding the titans of yesteryear.


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