Policy analysis in Canada

Author: Dobuzinskis, Laurent,Howlett, Michael

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447346041

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Policy analysis in Canada brings together original contributions from many of the field’s leading scholars. Contributors chronicle the evolution of policy analysis in Canada over the past 50 years and reflect on its application in both governmental and non-governmental settings. As part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, the book enables cross-national comparison of public policy analysis concepts and practice within national and sub-national governments, media, NGOs and other institutional settings. Informed by the latest scholarship on policy analysis, the volume is a valuable resource for academics and students of policy studies, public management, political science and comparative policy studies.

Governance and Public Policy in Canada

A View from the Provinces

Author: Michael M. Atkinson,Gregory P. Marchildon,Peter W. B. Phillips,Daniel Béland,Kenneth A. Rasmussen,Kathleen McNutt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260493X

Category: History

Page: 202

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Governance and Public Policy in Canada lays the foundation for a systematic analysis of policy developments, shaped as they are by multiple players, institutional tensions, and governance legacies. Arguing that provinces are now the most central site of governance and policy innovation, the book assesses the role of the provinces and places the provincial state in its broader economic, institutional, social, and territorial context. The aim throughout is to highlight the crucial role of provinces in policy changes that directly affect the lives of citizens. Three key themes unify this book. First, it addresses the role of policy convergence and divergence among provinces. Although the analysis acknowledges enduring differences in political culture and institutions, it also points to patterns of policy diffusion and convergence in specific areas in a number of provinces. Second, the book explores the push and pull between centralization and decentralization in Canada as it affects intergovernmental relations. Third, it underscores that although the provinces play a greater role in policy development than ever before, they now face a growing tension between their expanding policy ambitions and their capacity to develop, fund, implement, manage, and evaluate policy programs. Governance and Public Policy in Canada describes how the provincial state has adapted in the context of these changing circumstances to transcend its limited capacity while engaging with a growing number of civil society actors, policy networks, and intergovernmental bodies.

Policy analysis in Germany

Author: Blum, Sonja,Schubert, Klaus

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447306252

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in Germany. Written by leading experts in the field – including informed practitioners – it outlines the development of the discipline, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its styles and methods. The book also focuses on the role of policy analysis for governments and parliaments, for parties, social partners, and interest groups. By offering a rich and timely analysis of policy analysis in Germany, this book is a valuable resource for academic exchange and for teaching, particularly in the fields of political science, social sciences, economics and geography. Moreover, by its broad, comprehensive understanding of ‘policy analysis’, the book will be of practical relevance and shape the debate for the future development of policy analysis in Germany and the different spheres where it is practised.


Author: Raisa Deber,Catherine Mah

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442609966

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 560

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Covering a wide range of issues, the 22 cases included in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management constitute an exceptional resource for bringing real-life policy questions into the classroom. Based on actual events, the cases have been developed with input from mid-career professionals with strong field experience and extensively tested in Raisa B. Deber’s graduate case study seminar at the University of Toronto. Each case features both a substantive health policy issue and a selection of key concepts and methods appropriate to examining public policy, public health, and health care management issues. In each case, the authors provide a summary of the case and the related policy issues, a description of events, suggested questions for discussion, supporting information, and both works cited and further reading. Suitable for graduate and undergraduate classrooms in programs in a variety of fields, Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management is an exceptional educational resource. This second edition features all new cases, as well as adding an introductory chapter that provides a framework and tools for health policy analysis in Canada.

Policy Analysis in Japan

Author: Adachi, Yukio,Hosono, Sukehiro,Jun Iio

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742984X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2892

As part of the successful International Library of Policy Analysis series, Policy analysis in Japan brings together for the first time a detailed examination of the theory and practice of policy analysis systems in Japan, at different levels.

Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Author: van Nispen, Frans,Scholten, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144731333X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 2873

This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, edited by Iris Geva-May and Michael Howlett, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is internationally regarded as one of the front-runners of policy analysis and evaluation in Europe. This book provides a much-needed overview of developments in policy analysis in both academia and practice at various levels of governance. It brings together contributions from key scholars as well as from professionals in the field. The book captures the diversity of modes of policy analysis which have evolved since the 1970s. Above all, it provides an overview of the current state of affairs and is, as such, suitable for anyone who is interested in governance and performance. Features of the ILPA series include: ? a systematic study of policy analysis systems by government and non-governmental actors ? a history of the country?s policy analysis, empirical case studies and a comparative overview ? a key reference collection for research and teaching in comparative policy analysis and policy studies

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

Author: Marleen Brans,Iris Geva-May,Michael Howlett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317337468

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 4346

This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective. It explores emerging developments and innovations in the field and advances knowledge of the nature and quality of policy analysis across different countries and at different levels of government by all relevant actors, both inside and outside government, who contribute to the diagnosis of problems and the search for policy solutions. Handbook chapters examine all aspects of the science, art and craft of policy analysis. They do so both at the often-studied national level, and also at the less well-known level of sub-national and local governments. In addition to studying governments, the Handbook also examines for the first time the practices and policy work of a range of non-governmental actors, including think tanks, interest groups, business actors, labour groups, media, political parties and non-profits. Bringing together a rich collection of cases and a renowned group of scholars, the Handbook constitutes a landmark study in the field.

Sport Policy in Canada

Author: Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776620959

Category: Law

Page: 435

View: 6006

The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012.

Canadian Public Policy

Selected Studies in Process and Style

Author: Michael Howlett

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442699140

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Studies of public policy in Canada are traditionally narrow, focusing on a particular policy area or jurisdiction without giving consideration to the significant procedural commonalities that can be identified across the public policy spectrum. Canadian Public Policy provides the first comprehensive, theoretically informed, empirical evaluation of the development of public policy in Canada. It represents the culmination of a fifteen-year program of large-scale primary research into Canadian policy-making by Michael Howlett, an internationally recognized public policy expert. Each of the chapters investigates one stage of the policy process – including agenda setting, policy formulation, decision-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation – in the Canadian context. The volume is book-ended by an introductory section setting out the logic of the policy cycle model, and a conclusion summarizing the research program and results. Investigating how Canadian experiences can inform and contribute to existing policy models, this unique volume will be a fixture in the Canadian public policy literature for years to come.

Policy Work in Canada

Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities

Author: Michael Howlett,Adam Wellstead,Jonathan Craft

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144264737X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 9358

Policy Work in Canada is an in-depth study into the levels of analytical capacity found within the federal and provincial governments as well as the non-governmental sector. By focusing on the individuals who craft public policy in Canada, this collection of eighteen chapters broadens and deepens our understanding of policy development in Canada. The contributors to this volume empirically examine such topics as: the inherent characteristics of sophisticated policy analysis, the constraints that influence the outcome or style of analysis, the influence of policy analysis on democratic debate and lessons that can be learned from different jurisdictions within and outside of Canada. Policy Work in Canada provides a pathway for academics and public mangers alike to meet the challenges involved in crafting more nuanced and sophisticated public policy head-on.

Deputy Ministers in Canada

Comparative and Jurisdictional Perspectives

Author: Jacques Bourgault,Christopher Dunn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442665181

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 8915

Collectively, provincial deputy ministers command the largest assembly of government budgets, employees, and influence in Canada, but despite their importance, they have not been the subject of systematic study until now. This unique volume, which deals with a uniquely significant topic, reviews the role of deputy ministers within government, providing a major new understanding of their responsibilities and interactions at both the federal and provincial levels. It also contributes important comparative analysis not previously available. Featuring contributions by many of Canada’s most prominent scholars of public administration, Deputy Ministers in Canada examines a number of factors in the evolution of deputies’ roles. Taking into account social, political, and administrative history, the essays probe topics such as the socio-economic characteristics of administrative elites, the politicization of recruitment processes, the impact of New Public Management, and varieties of ministerial-bureaucratic relations. Together, the essays in Deputy Ministers in Canada make an important contribution to the political science and public administration literature.

Political Culture and Public Policy in Canada and the United States

Only a Border Apart?

Author: John C. Pierce

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773478978

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 8666

This text focuses on the shared Pacific West political arena of Washington State and the province of British Columbia, but has many implications for comparison drawn at the national level. Using multiple methodologies, the book reports the results of investigative differences in the two countries, including political cultures and public preferences in three major areas of public policy: native claims, immigration, and forest resource management.

Designing Public Policies

Principles and Instruments

Author: Michael Howlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136878998

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5065

This textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Howlett seeks to examine in detail the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems. Guiding students through the study of the instruments used by governments in carrying out their tasks, adapting to, and altering, their environments, this book: Discusses several current trends in instrument use often linked to factors such as globalization and the increasingly networked nature of modern society. Considers the principles behind the selection and use of specific types of instruments in contemporary government. Evaluates in detail the merits, demerits and rationales for the use of specific organization, regulatory, financial and information-based tools and the trends visible in their use Addresses the issues of instrument mixes and their (re)design in a discussion of the future research agenda of policy design. Providing a comprehensive overview of this essential component of modern governance and featuring helpful definitions of key concepts and further reading, this book is essential reading for all students of public policy, administration and management.

Vertical Mosaic

An Analysis of Social Class and Power in Canada, 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: John Porter

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144262857X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

View: 1352

Fifty years later, the book retains vast significance both for its powerful critique of social exclusivity in a country that prides itself on equality and diversity and for its influence on generations of sociological researchers.

Policy analysis in the Czech Republic

Author: Veselý, Arnošt,Nekola, Martin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447347439

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 8942

Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic is a vital addition to the International Library of Policy Analysis series. It is not only the first comprehensive overview of the historical development and current state of policy analysis in the Czech Republic, but also in the post-communist Central and Eastern European region. As such, it provides a unique picture of policy analysis that in many respects profoundly differs from 'Western' policy analysis textbooks. Written by leading experts in the field – including practitioners – it outlines the historical development of policy analysis, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its varying styles and methods. This unique book offers indispensable reading for researchers, policy makers and students.

Off and Running

The Prospects and Pitfalls of Government Transitions in Canada

Author: David Zussman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442667273

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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One of the most pivotal events in the electoral cycle is the transition of a newly elected political party from opposition to government. The incoming prime minister or premier must assemble a team of ministers, advisors, and staff that is competent and ready to govern, without disrupting the day-to-day functioning of their country or province. Off and Running sets the stage for successful transitions by describing the best practices from Canadian federal government transitions from 1984 to the present day. It draws on a number of sources: the author’s own career in public affairs, including his significant role in the transitions of both Chrétien governments in 1993 and 1997; extensive interviews with more than forty key individuals in the last eleven federal government transitions; and the international literature on government transitions, public administration, and management. Zussman goes step-by-step through the transition process from the pre-election stage to transition planning all the way to implementation and consolidation of the new government. This book is ideally suited to those seeking an understanding of how government works during one of the most crucial points in its life cycle.

Governance in Northern Ontario

Economic Development and Policy Making

Author: Charles Conteh,Bob Segsworth

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442662867

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This book analyzes economic development policy governance in northern Ontario over the past thirty years, with the goal of making practical policy recommendations for present and future government engagement with the region. It brings together scholars from several disciplines to address the policy and management challenges in various sectors of northern Ontario’s economy, including the mining, pulp and paper, and tourism industries, and both small- and medium-sized businesses. Governance in Northern Ontario assesses the role of the provincial government and its economic policy intervention in the region’s economic development. The contributors evaluate the relationship between the provincial and local governments and the business sector, and also looser structures of policy networks, such as those of First Nations and other interested community groups. Focusing on the nature of partnerships between governments and societal interests, Governance in Northern Ontario makes a significant contribution to the theories and practice of public policy governance in socioeconomically disadvantaged regions.

Social Theory - An Historical Analysis of Canadian Socio-Cultural Policies, 'Race' and the 'Other'

A Case Study of Social and Spatial Segregation in Montreal

Author: Charles Asher Small

Publisher: Eleven International Pub

ISBN: 9789462120068

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9545

Canadian society differs from the US - in particular, a central theme is the problem of reconciling Quebec nationalist aspirations within the economic union of Canada and its English speaking majority. While the U.S solution to 'ethnic' diversity has officially been the 'melting pot' model, the Canadian approach has formally been the recognition of diversity and group rights within the contemporary policy of 'multiculturalism.' The policy emerged from a national debate that attempted to conciliate the French Quebec population, but it resulted in the eventual recognition of the 'Other' groups. This book examines the Canadian socio-cultural policies of immigration and 'multiculturalism, ' and the impact on socio-economic and spatial differentiation in Canadian society, with Montreal as the case study. The main objectives are to illustrate levels of stratification within Canadian society and to analyze this within a historical and material framework. The book ultimately examines the state of contemporary 'race relations' in the city, offering a critical theoretical framework and assessing various conceptual schools of thought pertaining to issues of social and spatial segregation. It also looks at conceptual questions, such as the construction of 'race' and 'ethnicity' and the role of the state in implementing social policies. Contents include: Setting the Stage: Differing North American Perspectives * Constructing a Theoretical Framework For the Analysis of Race Relations in Multicultural Societies * A Critique of the Dominant Urban Geographical Context: In Relation to Social and Spatial Segregation * Three Marxist Approaches for Examining 'Racism' * Social Policies: The Role of State Intervention * The Canadian Social Policy of Multiculturalism: The Evolution of National Identity * Immigration and Racism: Implications for Canadian National Identity in Relation to Socio-Cultural Policies * Social and Spatial Differentiation in Montreal