A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process
Representation, Accountability and Policy
This teaching topic introduces students to many of the foundational institutions of the Canadian political system, and the ways in which the people exercise democratic control over the government. This topic also covers specific electoral rules and conventions governing electoral mandates in the Canadian system. Students also learn about the relationship between Parliament and the political executive and the evolution of this relationship over time.
Recommended Reading (API 5116)
Nadia Urbinati and Mark E. Warren (2008) “The Concept of Representation in Contemporary Democratic Theory”, Annual Review of Political Science, vol.11, 387-412.
Peter Aucoin, Mark Jarvis and Lori Turnbull (2011) “Letting the People Decide: When Elections are not Enough”, in Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, Toronto, Emond Montgomery Publications, 155-202.
Peter Aucoin, Mark Jarvis and Lori Turnbull (2011) “The Prime Minister and the House of Commons: The Democratic Deficit”, in Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, Toronto, Emond Montgomery Publications, 111-154.
Nic Nanos (2011) “From a nothing election to a seismic shift”, Policy Options, July Issue, Montreal, IRPP, 14-16.
Stuart Soroka, Fred Cutler, Dietlind Stolle and Patrick Fournier (2011) “Capturing Change (and Continuity) in the 2011 Campaign”, Policy Options, July Issue, Montreal, IRPP, 70-77.
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