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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
Emergence of the Nation State
Executive Authority, Cabinet and Leadership
Executive Leadership in Government
Executive-Legislative Relations
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
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 

New Public Management in Canada

This topic examines the genesis of the New Public Management movement internationally, how it has been applied in Canada, the critiques of its approach and the prospects for future reforms of this nature.


 Courses in which this topic is addressed

  PADM 5117 Public Management (Phillips, Shepherd)
  PPG 2011 Ethics of Public Administration (Heath)
  POLS 7370 Theory and Practice in Public Administration
  MPP 812 Managing Compliance - Delivering Policy (Quiney)
  ADMN 604 Theories of Public Management (Good, Langford)
  API 5116 Democratic Governance and Public Management (Zussman)
  PPG 1001 The Policy Process (Stren)
  PA 8211 Ethical and Governance Challenges in Contemporary Public Administration
  PPG 1000 Governance and Institutions (White, Triadafilopoulos)

 Concepts used in this topic

  New Public Management
  Government Restructuring
  Contracting (as a policy instrument)
  Implementation Space
  Digital-Era Governance
  Weberian Bureaucracy
  Public Sector Management
  Thompson’s Three Models of Public Sector Accountability

 Reference collections relevant to this topic

  New Public Management in Canada
  Senior Executives, Public Employees and Political-Bureaucratic Relations

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