A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process
The Democratic Deficit: Ethics, Responsiveness and Performance
This topic deals with the concept of a “democratic deficit” in the Canadian political system. It asks students to consider whether Canada’s governing institutions are adequately responsive to public preferences.
Recommended Reading (API 5116)
Johnson’s Thinking Government, chapter 9.
Pippa Norris (2011) Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited, New York, Cambridge University Press. (code for reserve: JC 423 .N66 2011)
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