In his first volume on Saskatchewan Politics (2001), Howard Leeson observed that vast changes were underway in the Saskatchewan polity. He predicted that the familiar politics of the past would look jarringly antiquated in the future. In Saskatchewan Politics: Crowding the Centre he and his authors come to the conclusion that much of this process of change is largely complete. Together with authors Raymond Blake and David McGrane, Leeson concludes that all political parties in the province have crowded closer and closer to the ideological centre. Without the fulcrum of ideological division, politics in the province appears to be more and more about personal and administrative clashes and less and less about substantive differences as to how the economy and society should be organized. In short, left and right are increasingly being left out of politics.