A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process
Institutional Architecture: Federalism
This topic deals with intergovernmental relations in Canada. Students learn about the division of power and the nature of relations between different levels of government. This topic deals with the relationships between the national government and the provinces, as well as the relationship between provincial governments and municipalities.
Recommended Reading (University of Toronto PPG-1000)
Gibbins, Roger, Antonia Maioni and Janice Gross Stein. 2006. Canada by Picasso: The Faces of Federalism. Ottawa: The Conference Board of Canada. Essays by Gibbins and Stein. Available online: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/documents.aspx?did=1785.
Mendelsohn, Matthew, Joshua Hjartarson and James Pearce. 2010. Saving Dollars and Making Sense: An Agenda for a More Efficient and Accountable Federation. Toronto: Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation.
Simeon, Richard and Amy Nugent. 2008. “Parliamentary Canada and Intergovernmental Canada: Exploring the Tensions.” Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy, ed. Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, 89-111. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Slack, Enid and Richard M. Bird. 2007. “Cities in Canadian Federalism.” Policy Options December 2007:72-77.
Source: PPG-1000 Syllabus, 2012.
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