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.

Public Policy in Canada

An Introduction

Author: Lydia Miljan,Stephen Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199025541


Page: 384

View: 5887

This seventh edition continues to successfully navigate and examine the changing landscape of public policy in Canada, bringing students the latest developments and in-depth discussions on highly debated topics. The text guides students through fundamental concepts, theories, and approaches topublic policy before taking a deeper look into six principal fields: macroeconomics, social programs, health care, the family, Indigenous peoples, and the environment.

Women & Public Policy in Canada

Neoliberalism and After?

Author: Alexandra Zorianna Dobrowolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 539

Women and Public Policy in Canada offers a theoretical and topical approach to studying the public policy issues that specifically affect Canadian women. Written by policy experts from across Canada, this contributed text exposes students to various perspectives and a wealth of expertise. Topics such as the environment, healthcare, Aboriginal women, economic policy, anti-violence policy, immigration, and multiculturalism are covered, giving students insight into the most prevalent issuesregarding women and public policy in Canada.

Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Canada

An Empirical Study

Author: Kathleen M. Day,Stanley Winer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773537449

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Using a unique dataset based on income tax records, authors Kathleen Day and Stanley Winer examine the factors influencing the decision to migrate within Canada, paying special attention to the role of regional variation in the generosity of public policies including unemployment insurance, taxation, and public expenditure. The influence of extraordinary events such as the election of a separatist government in Quebec and the closure of the east coast cod fishery is also considered. They look at why we ought to be concerned about public policies that interfere with market-based incentives to move, provide a wealth of information on interregional differences in public policies and market conditions, and examine what other researchers have discovered about fiscally induced migration, culminating in a discussion of the likely impact of various policy changes on migration and provincial unemployment rates. The authors' assessment of the lessons to be learned from their own and past research on policy-induced migration in Canada will be of interest to students of migration and policy makers alike.

Public Policy in Canada

An Introduction

Author: Lydia Miljan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195442779

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Now in its sixth edition, this classic work continues to chronicle the changing landscape of public policy issues in Canada. Offering essential information in an accessible style, Miljan begins by covering the fundamental concepts, theories, contexts, and approaches to public policy before taking a deeper look in later chapters into six principal fields: macroeconomics, social programs, health, family, Aboriginal peoples, and environmental policy. Featuring the latest data and in-depth discussions on highly debated topics - ranging from the recent global recession and its aftermath to ongoing land-claims disputes to the costs and benefits of 'going green' - this sixth edition provides an informed overview of key political, economic, and social factors that drive public policy-making in Canada.

Seeing Red

HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Suzanne Hindmarch,Michael Orsini,Marilou Gagnon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487520093

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 5883

Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, Seeing Red highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who think ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with the condition.

Caring for Children

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada

Author: Rachel Langford,Susan Prentice,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780774834285

Category: Canada

Page: 258

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"Social inequality. Selective political attention. Insufficient funding and access. Caring for Children provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of the crisis in care for Canadian children and their caregivers. Couched in the language of choice, government policies on the care of Canadian children over the past decade have favoured professional, nuclear families while doing little to assist children with the greatest needs, including those from low-income, immigrant, and Aboriginal families. This feminist collection explores the politics of the care crisis, drawing on historical and contemporary materials to document policy shifts and associated social movement responses, and using comparative examples from across Canada to illustrate how public policies have both caused and emerged from the crisis. Analyzing the connections between services and programs, the contributors reveal how childcare, parental leave, informal care, live-in caregiver programs, and child tax benefits affect the well-being of Canadian children, caregivers, and families. They explain how social movements are fighting to change contemporary approaches to the care of children and affirm the urgent necessity of questioning Canadian political attitudes and arrangements."--

Social Policy in Canada

Author: Ernie Lightman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199022137


Page: 384

View: 7957

Social Policy in Canada is an important and timely examination of the past, present, and future of Canadian social policy. Organized around the premise that economic policy is a subset of social policy, this fully revised second edition provides a detailed exploration of how social benefitsare allocated and explains the mechanisms and tools of income transfer and redistribution that are central to all aspects of social policy.

Anthropology, Public Policy, and Native Peoples in Canada

Author: Noel Dyck,James B. Waldram

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773563717

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The essays in Anthropology, Public Policy, and Native Peoples in Canada provide a comprehensive evaluation of past, present, and future forms of anthropological involvement in public policy issues that affect Native peoples in Canada. The contributing authors, who include social scientists and politicians from both Native and non-Native backgrounds, use their experience to assess the theory and practice of anthropological participation in and observation of relations between aboriginal peoples and governments in Canada. They trace the strengths and weaknesses of traditional forms of anthropological fieldwork and writing, as well as offering innovative solutions to some of the challenges confronting anthropologists working in this domain. In addition to Noel Dyck and James Waldram, the contributing authors are Peggy Martin Brizinski, Julie Cruikshank, Peter Douglas Elias, Julia D. Harrison, Ron Ignace, Joseph M. Kaufert, Patricia Leyland Kaufert, William W. Koolage, John O'Neil, Joe Sawchuk, Colin H. Scott, Derek G. Smith, George Speck, Renee Taylor, Peter J. Usher, and Sally M. Weaver.

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

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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.

Women's Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden

Author: Linda Briskin,Mona Eliasson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077351855X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Contributors to this volume explore women's organizing and public policy in two northern welfare states - Canada and Sweden. They analyse the gender implications of some key areas of public policy and compare strategic interventions organized by women to challenge and reconstruct these policies. These articles seek to understand the constraints and possibilities provided by the institutional, political, and discursive contexts in both Sweden and Canada, while making women's agency visible.

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.

Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada

Political and Economic Dimensions

Author: Daniel Béland,André Lecours,Gregory P. Marchildon,Haizhen Mou,M. Rose Olfert

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144263541X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 9219

"Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada is a concise book that aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism by providing a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada. The authors provide a brief history of the equalization program, a discussion of key economic debates concerning the role of that program and its effects, an analysis of the politics of equalization as witnessed over the last decade, and an exploration of the relationship between equalization and other components of fiscal federalism, particularly the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. The result is an analysis of equalization that draws from the best scholarship available in the fields of economics, economic history, political science, public policy, and political sociology."--