The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration

Author: Christopher Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199026166

Category:

Page: 560

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The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration is a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical foundations and practice of public management in Canada today. With contributions from over thirty leading Canadian scholars and specialists in the field, this thoroughly updated collection exposesstudents to key issues in public administration from public service to workplace equity.

The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration

Author: Christopher Dunn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195429831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 567

View: 3512

The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration is a comprehensive analysis of public management and government in Canada today. With contributions from thirty-one leading Canadian scholars and specialists in the field, the text exposes students to key issues in public administration from public service to workplace equity. The new second edition offers the most relevant and up-to-date coverage available, making it essential reading for both students and practitioners of Canadian public administration.

Handbook of Public Administration, Second Edition

Author: W. Bartley Hildreth,Gerald J. Miller,Jack Rabin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780585138589

Category: Political Science

Page: 1270

View: 2548

This bestselling reference examines all major areas in public administration from the enlightening perspectives of history and the five "great" concepts or theories framing each topic, including public budgeting, financial management, decision making, public law and regulation, and political economy. The American Reference Books Annual calls this ". . .stimulating and thought-provoking....thorough and inclusive....a valuable contribution.," and Canadian Public Administration said it is "....impressive...an extremely useful reference tool... the writing and analysis and the scope of the coverage make the volume a good investment for both government and university libraries."

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century

Author: Charles Conteh,Ian Roberge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466591722

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3926

The demands associated with good governance and good public management are at an all-time high. Yet the discipline of Canadian public administration is in flux, and the time is ripe for an open and frank analysis of its state and possibilities. Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century brings together emerging voices in Canadian public administration to consider current and future prospects in the discipline. A new wave of scholars has brought new energy, ambition, and perspectives to the field. In this book they take stock and build on established traditions and current trends, focusing on emerging, or reemerging, issues and challenges. The book identifies and analyzes the emergent research agenda in public administration, focusing on Canada to illustrate key concepts, frameworks, and issues. It consists of three thematically organized sections, exploring processes, structures, and principles of Canadian public administration. It addresses the broad, emergent trend in processes of service delivery or policy implementation generally referred to as the new public governance. It then critically examines the structural and institutional dimensions of Canadian public administration in light of recent directions in the field. A complete exploration of new principles, methods, values, and ethics in Canadian public administration research and practice rounds out the coverage. Bringing together emerging scholars, the book bridges the gap between established analytical traditions and novel theoretical and methodological approaches in the field. It proposes a new, more interdisciplinary public administration increasingly focused on governance and not solely on management.

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

View: 3890

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.

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: 796

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.

The Politics of Public Money

Author: David A. Good

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 444

David A. Good's The Politics of Public Money examines the extent to which the Canadian federal budgetary process is shifting from one based on a bilateral relationship between departmental spenders and central guardians to one based on a more complex, multilateral relationship involving a variety of players.

Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition

Author: James Bickerton,Alain-G. Gagnon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260705X

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 2263

The sixth edition of Canadian Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a highly respected group of political scientists. For this edition, the editors have organized the book into six parts. Part I examines Canadian citizenship and political identities, while Parts II and III deal with Canadian political institutions, including Aboriginal governments, and contain new chapters on the public service and Quebec. Parts IV and V shift the focus to the political process, discussing issues pertaining to culture and values, parties and elections, media, groups, movements, gender, and diversity. The chapters on Parliament, bureaucracy, political culture, political communications, social movements, and media are new to this edition. Finally, three chapters in the last section of the book analyze components of Canadian politics that have been gaining prominence during the last decade: the effects of globalization, the shifting ground of Canadian-American relations, and the place of Canada in the changing world order. Of the 21 chapters in this edition, 9 are new and the remainder have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Transcending New Public Management

The Transformation of Public Sector Reforms

Author: Professor Per Lægreid,Professor Tom Christensen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498050

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 7910

Following on from the success of the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, which examined the public reform process up to the end of the last decade, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically. It examines and debates the post-new public management reform development in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. The ideal follow-up to the previous volume, this book includes many of the same contributors in addition to some fresh voices, and is a must for anyone looking for an integrated framework of analysis. Comprehensive and analytical, it is an important contribution to the study of public administration and particularly to the reform of public management.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

Author: Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191002577

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

View: 4599

Over the past two decades public accountability has become not only an icon in political, managerial, and administrative discourse but also the object of much scholarly analysis across a broad range of social and administrative sciences. This handbook provides a state of the art overview of recent scholarship on public accountability. It collects, consolidates, and integrates an upsurge of inquiry currently scattered across many disciplines and subdisciplines. It provides a one-stop-shop on the subject, not only for academics who study accountability, but also for practitioners who are designing, adjusting, or struggling with mechanisms for accountable governance. Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies. In addition to giving an overview of scholarly research in a variety of disciplines, it takes stock of a wide range of accountability mechanisms and practices across the public, private and non-profit sectors, making this volume a must-have for both practitioners and scholars, both established and new to the field.

Handbook of Global Environmental Policy and Administration

Author: Dennis Soden,Brent R. Steel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824719890

Category: Political Science

Page: 840

View: 9274

Presenting case studies involving Rwanda, Nepal, Australia, Japan, and Mexico, including "real-time" policy and administrative questions, this versatile reference/text provides a wide perspective on national and international environmental problems and policies, featuring discussions with a regional emphasis as well as global significance. Pooling the work of over 60 international contributors in disciplines ranging from anthropology to political science, the Handbook of Global Environmental Policy and Administration illustrates how environmental concerns are incorporated into administrative functions and policy processes.

Bürokratie

Die Utopie der Regeln

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109447

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

View: 9580

David Graeber, der bedeutendste Anthropologe unserer Zeit, entfaltet eine fulminante und längst überfällige Fundamentalkritik der globalen Bürokratie! Er erforscht die Ursprünge unserer Sehnsucht nach Regularien und entlarvt ihre Bedeutung als Mittel zur Ausübung von Gewalt. Wir alle hassen Bürokraten. Wir können es nicht fassen, dass wir einen Großteil unserer Lebenszeit damit verbringen müssen, Formulare auszufüllen. Doch zugleich nährt der Glaube an die Bürokratie unsere Hoffnung auf Effizienz, Transparenz und Gerechtigkeit. Gerade im digitalen Zeitalter wächst die Sehnsucht nach Ordnung und im gleichen Maße nimmt die Macht der Bürokratien über jeden Einzelnen von uns zu. Dabei machen sie unsere Gesellschaften keineswegs transparent und effizient, sondern dienen mittlerweile elitären Gruppeninteressen. Denn Kapitalismus und Bürokratie sind einen verhängnisvollen Pakt eingegangen und könnten die Welt in den Abgrund reißen.

The Handbook of West European Pension Politics

Author: Ellen M. Immergut,Karen M. Anderson,Isabelle Schulze

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199291470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 932

View: 4280

The Handbook of West European Pension Politics provides scholars, policy-makers and students with a complete overview of the political and policy issues involved in pension policy, and well as case studies of contemporary pension politics (1980 to present) in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The book is suitable as a text for courses in comparative politics, European Studies, social policy, comparative public policy and public administration. Each chapter is written by an expert on pension politics and is presented in a standardized format with standardized tables and figures that describe: political institutions; government coalitions, parliamentary and electoral majorities; the party system; the pension system; proposed and enacted pension reforms.

Handbook of Canadian Foreign Policy

Author: Patrick James,Nelson Michaud,Marc J. O'Reilly

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739114933

Category: Political Science

Page: 607

View: 884

Handbook of Canadian Foreign Policy is the most comprehensive book of its kind, offering an updated examination of Canada's international role some 15 years after the dismantling of the Berlin Wall ushered in a new era in world politics. Highlighting both well-known and understudied topics, this handbook presents a marriage of the familiar and the underappreciated that enables readers to grasp much of the complexity of current Canadian foreign policy and appreciate the challenges policymakers must meet in the early 21st century.

Ethics and Public Administration

Author: H. George Frederickson

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765636331

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 8439

This first serious empirical work to study administrative ethics refutes the arguments that administrative ethics cannot be studied in an empirical manner and that empirical analysis can deal only with the trivial issues in administrative ethics. Within a theoretical perspective, the authors carefully qualify their findings and take great care not to overgeneralize results. Specific areas addressed include understanding public corruption, ethics as control, and ethics as administration and policy.

The Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools

Author: Ashley Thomson,Sylvie Lafortune

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 155488182X

Category: Reference

Page: 656

View: 3899

Private schools have frequently provided innovative, experimental, and creative programunavailable to students in the public system. The most successful have survived and expanded by offering an educational experience widely perceived to be not just as good as that available in the public system, but better. In Canada, private schools are enjoying an unprecedented popularity and while most are day-only, over sixty sustain boarding programs, as do two off-shore Canadian schools. The Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools presents information on the educational environment of each province,then offers comparative information on each boarding school. The information on each school includes: basic data, location, history, philosophy, the campus, boarding facilities, health and safety, administration and faculty, student body and student conduct, academic calendar and program, information technology, student activities and student conduct, admission and costs. The Handbook also supplies several appendices outlining important programs often available through boarding schools, such as Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate. For parents in Canada and abroad about to commit substantial sums to their children’s education, the Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools is an essential tool to help them make the right decision. It is also an indispensable resource for supporters of the public system looking for ideas that have worked elsewhere.

Searching for the New Liberalism

Perspectives, Policies, Prospects

Author: Howard Aster,Tom Axworthy

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 9780889627970

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 412

View: 8108

The political world is experiencing a series of immense pressures - political cyncism, voter dissatisfaction, alienation of the young, new radical political movements... everything is in turmoil and disarray.After last century's experimenation with neo-conservatism, 'new' labour, the collapse of communism, crony-capitalism...political exhaustion seems to have set in. This is the distressing and 'post-modern' condition of ideologies, parties, policies, and political thought.Among liberals globally and among Canadian liberals, there is a craving need for a revitalization of political discourse, for a vital and progressive liberalism, consistent with the realities of the 21st century, true to the valid precepts of liberal thought and reflective of the Canadian experience.

Designing Public Policies

Principles and Instruments

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136878998

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 4823

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.

Starship Troopers

der Roman zum Film von Paul Verhoeven

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404141593

Category: Science fiction

Page: 334

View: 6644

Die Menschheit befindet sich ein einem unerbittlichen Krieg mit den Bugs, Insektenwesen aus den Tiefen des Weltalls, einem Krieg, der alle Lebensbereiche durchdringt. Die Bürgerrechte werden auf der Erde nur jenem zugesprochen, der seinen Militärdienst geleistet hat. Auch die Soldaten an Bord der Rodger Young müssen in den Kampf zeihen. Sie sind Starship Troopers, die Infanteristen in diesem galaktischen Konflikt, und sie trifft der Schrecken, die Einsamkeit und die Angst am härtesten ... 1959 erhielt Robert Heinlein für diesen Roman den Hugo Award, einen der international bedeutendsten Preise der Science Fiction. Seit seinem Erscheinen löst er immer wieder heftige Diskussionen aus. Eines ist jedoch sicher: Er ist einer der spannendsten Romane des Autors und zählt zu seinen Schlüsselwerken. Aufwendig fürs Kino verfilmt wurde das Buch Ende der 90er Jahre von Paul Verhoeven.