Labour Studies Index

Organized Labour and the Politics of Strategic Voting

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Savage, Larry
Editor Savage, Larry
Author Savage, Larry
Series Editor Ross, Stephanie
Editor Ross, Stephanie
Book Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax, N.S.
Date 2012
ISBN 9781552664, 1552664783
Pages 75-87
URL http://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/rethinking-the-politics-of-labour-in-canada

Abstract

Explores the labour movement's contemporary engagement with strategic voting campaigns. [The author] argues that this approach has been a failure for labour, as both an instrumental tactic designed to block the election of right-wing parties and a practice which ultimately undermines labour's capacity to develop a political alternative to neo-liberalism. --Editor's introduction