A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process
All-Powerful Leaders?: The Concentration of Power in Modern Executives
This teaching topic examines the evolution of executive power in the Canadian political system, and asks students to consider whether too much power is centralized in the office of the First Minister at the national and provincial levels. This teaching topic examines the forces that influence decision-making and the relationships between key actors at the apex of government.
Recommended Reading (API 5116)
Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb, eds. (2005) The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, chapters 1 and 15 as well as one or two other chapters (country studies) of your choice. (Note: this is an eBook available through the library’s catalogue.)
Ludger Helms (2008) “Governing in the Media Age: The Impact of the Mass Media on Executive Leadership in Contemporary Democracies”, Government and Opposition, 43:1, 26-54.
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