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TEACHING TOPICS IN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTINS AND POLICY PROCESS
Actors, Interests and Lobbying
Administration and Governance
Administrative Law and Constitutional Checks on the Executive
All-Powerful Leaders?: The Concentration of Power in Modern Executives
Bureaucracy and the Formulation of Public Policy
Canadian Intergovernmental Structures and Operating Processes
Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations of Third Sector Governance and Management
Courts, Judicial Review, Rights and Democracy
Democracy
Emergence of the Nation State
Executive Authority, Cabinet and Leadership
Executive Leadership in Government
Executive-Legislative Relations
Federalism
Federal-Provincial Fiscal Relations
Federal-Provincial-Municipal Relations
Game Theory and Rational Institutionalism
Indigenous Rights and Institutions
Institutional Architecture: Federalism
Institutional Designs and Paths
Machinery of Government
Media, Framing and Agenda Setting
New Public Management
Parliamentary, Presidential and Decentralized Unitary Systems
Political and Administrative Responsibilities
Political and Administrative Responsibilities
Political Parties and Elections
Probing the Accuracy of Rational Decision Making Models: Alternative Accounts
Public and Para-Public Institutions
Public Institutions, Organizing Principles and Democratic Control
Public Opinion, Ideas and Policy Frames
Representation and Accountability
Representation and Responsiveness
Representation, Accountability and Policy
The Architecture of the Canadian State
The Bureaucracy and Bureaucratic Behaviour
The Changing Role of the State
The Democratic Deficit: Ethics, Responsiveness and Performance
The International Context of Domestic Institutions
The Policy Cycle
The Political Context of Policy Making
Weber: Rationalization and Bureaucracy
Westminster Parliamentary Systems
Who are the Players in the Policy Process?

 

A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

Canadian Intergovernmental Structures and Operating Processes

This topic teaches students about the general structures and processes, both formal and informal, of Canadian federalism as well as some other federations. This topic examines the role of the courts, parliament and political parties as well as executive federalism.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5211): 

Herman Bakvis, Gerald Baier, and Douglas Brown, Contested Federalism (Oxford, 2009). Chs 1, 2, 5 and 6.

Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness and Legitimacy, third edition, Oxford, Don Mills, 2012. Chs. 2, 3, 5 and 6.

J. Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar, “The Institutions of Executive Federalism: Myths and Realities” Ch 1 of Canada: The State of the Federation, available at queensu.ca/iigr, publications.

Source: PADM 5211 Syllabus, 2012

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