Understanding Canadian Public Administration

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Author: Gregory J. Inwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135119976

Category: Canada

Page: 432

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Understanding Canadian Public Administration offers excellent coverage of all the important and significant areas of public administration. While still providing a background of the theory and practice of public administration in Canada, the new fourth edition has been updated to reflect political changes in recent years. New topics-such as the financial crisis, the proroguing crisis of 2008/2009, Aboriginal Self-Government, and the Public Service Renewal Action Plan-have been added. Content on departmental organizations, agents of Parliament, political staff, and Human Resources Management have also been updated. In discussing these new topics, as well as information from the previous edition, Understanding Canadian Public Administration remains an easily accessible introductory text that is neither encyclopaedic nor esoteric. It provides you with an overview of essential theoretical issues in the field and then uses that theoretical grounding to examine the actual practice of public administration. The text compares the roles of the private and public sectors and examines the impact that the latter has had on the former. From a practical approach, it analyzes how public policy is actually set within the context of a federal state.

Understanding Canadian Public Administration

Author: Gregory J. Inwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132068383

Category: Canada

Page: 464

View: 9467

Understanding Canadian Public Administrationexamines the theoretical issues forming the field of public administration, as well as the practice of public administration in Canada, so that students develop the ability to make connections between theory and real-life cases and experiences. The new edition has been updated to include the latest government developments and studies, including coverage of the 2007 Auditor General's Report, the Federal Accountability Act (FAA), and other steps being taken to reform the public service, including the Code of Conduct for Public Servants, training initiatives, and the emerging "ethics bureaucracy". As well, a new Chapter 13 (A Canadian Public Administration) explores whether there is a unique Canadian approach to public administration.

Understanding Canadian Public Administration

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Author: Gregory J. Inwood

Publisher: Prentice Hall Canada

ISBN: 9780130081537

Category: Canada

Page: 465

View: 466

This text is appropriate for undergraduate university and college students in political science and public administration courses. This text examines not only the theoretical issues forming the field of public administration, but also the actual practice of public administration in Canada, so that students develop the ability to make connections between the theory and real-life cases and experiences.

Thinking Government

Public Administration and Politics in Canada, Fourth Edition

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442635215

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 4089

"Thinking Government: Public Administration and Politics in Canada, fourth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to public administration and public sector management. This book places Canadian government and public administration within its political context and covers such important topics as the institutions of the federal government, financial and human resources management, and accountability and responsibility. Fully updated throughout, Thinking Government, fourth edition, is perfect for Canadian public administration courses."--

The Evolving Physiology of Government

Canadian Public Administration in Transition

Author: O. P. Dwivedi,Tim A. Mau,Byron M. Sheldrick

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776618172

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

View: 8649

Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of the leading Canadian and international scholars of public administration to reflect on these changes and their significance. Providing a historical perspective on public administration in Canada, the volume examines the shift from a traditional model of administration to newer forms such as new public management and governance, and explores current debates and the place of Canadian public administration within a broader comparative perspective.

Understanding Canadian Federalism

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Author: Gregory J. Inwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137081486

Category: Federal government

Page: 312

View: 3556

Understanding Canadian Federalism provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the complex world of Canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations. Its boxed features, reader-friendly language, and interrogative style make the book an engaging and lively read. Understanding Canadian Federalism deals thematically with the theoretical and practical issues that have shaped, and continue to confront, Canadian federalism and presents them through the lens of a political economy perspective. It provides an understanding of the essential elements of Canadian federalism will grant readers a solid foundation in the intergovernmental issues that shape Canadian politics.

Governing from the Centre

The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics

Author: Donald J. Savoie

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802082527

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 9000

Agencies and policies instituted to streamline Ottawa's planning process instead concentrate power in the hands of the Prime Minister, more powerful in Canadian politics than the U.S. President in America. Riveting, startling, and indispensable reading.

Developing Public Policy

A Practical Guide

Author: Bobby Siu

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551305496

Category: Political planning

Page: 284

View: 2222

This manual for developing public policy in Canada explores the factors and dimensions involved in recognizing and resolving public problems. Siu puts forward six principles for developing good public policy and identifies the various approaches used to determine issues, conduct research, formulate policy options and recommendations, and derive intelligent decisions. Throughout the book, he provides a detailed outline of how an abstract policy idea is transformed into a public policy. With its presentation of vital strategies, tactics, guidelines, and checklists for public policy developers working in the Canadian federal or provincial government, Developing Public Policy will equip readers with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to successfully work in the field of public policy development. This book is divided into two major sections: the first part offers an overview of the framework for developing public policies, while the second provides hands-on exercises detailing how to prepare and format policy documents. A clear and informed handbook grounded in the concrete experience of a former civil servant, Developing Public Policy is a go-to guide for both students and newcomers to the field who are interested in advocating for change within a government bureaucracy. Features: includes thirty-nine tables and figures, critical thinking questions, concise lists, a comprehensive index, and an extensive glossary outlines six principles for effective public policy contains instructions on how to create concrete policy development tools, including cabinet submissions, briefing notes, public consultation papers, and management board submissions

Backrooms and Beyond

Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada

Author: Jonathan Craft

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442626356

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 1498

Backrooms and Beyond draws on interviews with ministers, senior public servants, and political advisers to offer the first detailed Canadian treatment of how that influence is gained and exercised in the policy making process.

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century

Author: Charles Conteh,Ian Roberge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466591722

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 6096

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.

Health Care in Canada

A Citizen's Guide to Policy and Politics

Author: Katherine Fierlbeck

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442609834

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 382

View: 9479

Health Care in Canada examines the challenges faced by the Canadian health care system, a subject of much public debate. In this book Katherine Fierlbeck provides an in-depth discussion of how health care decisions are shaped by politics and why there is so much disagreement over how to fix the system. Many Canadians point to health care as a source of national pride; others are highly critical of the system's shortcomings and call for major reform. Yet meaningful debate cannot occur without an understanding of how the system actually operates. In this overview, Fierlbeck outlines the basic framework of the health care system with reference to specific areas such as administration and governance, public health, human resources, drugs and drug policy, and mental health. She also discusses alternative models in other countries such as Britain, the United States, and France. As health care becomes increasingly complex, it is crucial that Canadians have a solid grasp of the main issues within both the policy and political environments. With its balanced and accessible assessment of the main political and theoretical debates, Health Care in Canada is an essential guide for anyone with a stake in Canada's health system.

Policy Analysis in Canada

Author: Laurent Dobuzinskis,Michael Howlett,David Laycock

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690771

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 8575

The growth of what some academics refer to as 'the policy analysis movement' represents an effort to reform certain aspects of government behaviour. The policy analysis movement is the result of efforts made by actors inside and outside formal political decision-making processes to improve policy outcomes by applying systematic evaluative rationality to the development and implementation of policy options. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which the policy analysis movement has been conducted, and to what effect, in Canadian governments and, for the first time, in business associations, labour unions, universities, and other non-governmental organizations. Editors Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett, and David Laycock have brought together a wide range of contributors to address questions such as: What do policy analysts do? What techniques and approaches do they use? What is their influence on policy-making in Canada? Is there a policy analysis deficit? What norms and values guide the work done by policy analysts working in different institutional settings? Contributors focus on the sociology of policy analysis, demonstrating how analysts working in different organizations tend to have different interests and to utilize different techniques. They compare and analyze the significance of these different styles and approaches, and speculate about their impact on the policy process.

Public Administration in Canada

Author: Paul Barker,Kenneth Kernaghan

Publisher: Thomson Nelson

ISBN: 9780176251376

Category: Canada

Page: 357

View: 5138

Public Administration in Canada: Brief Edition is an invaluable reference text for both instructors and students. This text offers the reader an appreciation of the theories of bureaucratic action and then examines the nuts and bolts of public administration - the structures, the relations and the significant process. Drawing on the success of the Kernaghan/Siegel text, Public Administration in Canada: Brief Edition has removed the practical applications at the request of our reviewer panel to better conform to the market's need for a shorter book. This new edition contains all the pertinent topics needed to help your students succeed in this course.

Federalism in Action

The Devolution of Canada’s Public Employment Service, 1995-2015

Author: Donna E. Wood

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487503105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4456

Federalism in Action assesses how Canada's public employment service is performing after responsibility was transferred from the federal government to provinces, territories, and Aboriginal organizations between 1995 and 2015.

Thinking Government

Public Sector Management in Canada

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781551117799

Category: Political Science

Page: 668

View: 4151

Thinking Government offers a 'one-stop' resource, perfect for courses on Canadian public administration and governance." - Evert A. Lindquist, University of Victoria