A Comparison of the Influence of Immigration on the Political Cultures of High River, Alberta, and Brooks, Alberta

Title: A Comparison of the Influence of Immigration on the Political Cultures of High River, Alberta, and Brooks, Alberta
Authors: Felske, Johanna Aileen
Date: 2016
Abstract: This thesis compares the impact of immigration on the political cultures of the town of High River, Alberta, and the city of Brooks, Alberta, from 1996 until 2012. High River and Brooks are located in southern Alberta, and are home to large meat processing facilities. Both municipalities experienced population growth from 1996 until 2012, but while the immigrant and non-permanent resident population of High River increased by 108.82% from 1996 until 2011, the immigrant and non- permanent resident population of Brooks increased by 368.38% in the same period. Two indicators of political engagement are used, including voting results from provincial elections held in 1997, 2001, 2004, and 2008. In addition, local newspaper publications are reviewed; the High River Times and The Brooks Bulletin are examined for two months preceding a provincial election, during the month of an election, and for one month following an election. Cette thèse fait une comparaison de l'impact de l'immigration sur les cultures politiques de High River, Alberta, et de Brooks, Alberta, entre 1996 et 2012 . High River et Brooks sont situés dans le sud de l'Alberta, et il y a des usines de transformation de la viande dans les deux villes. La population des deux municipalités a augmenté entre 1996 et 2012, mais bien que la population immigrante et de résidents non-permanents de High River ont augmenté de 108,82% entre 1996 et 2011, cette population de Brooks a augmenté de 368,38% dans le même période. Deux indicateurs d'engagement politique sont utilisés, y compris les résultats des élections provinciales tenues en 1997, 2001, 2004, et 2008. En outre, les publications des journaux locaux, le High River Times et The Brooks Bulletin, sont examines deux mois avant une élection provinciale, au cours du mois d'une élection, et pendant un mois après.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35052
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