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TEACHING TOPICS IN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTINS AND POLICY PROCESS
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The Changing Role of the State
The Democratic Deficit: Ethics, Responsiveness and Performance
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Weber: Rationalization and Bureaucracy
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Who are the Players in the Policy Process?

 

A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

The Changing Role of the State

This topic deals with recent and ongoing changes in the role of the state, and its relationship with the rest of the economy and society. Specific examples discussed include the evolution of social policy in Canada,

Recommended Reading (University of Toronto PPG-1000)

Banting, Keith. 2006. “Disembedding Liberalism: The Social Policy Trajectory in Canada.” In Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, ed. David Green and Jonathan Kesselman, 417-452. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Hacker, Jaco. 1998. “The Historical Logic of National Health Insurance: Structures and Sequence in the Development of British, Canadian and US medical policy.” Studies in American Political Development, 12 (Spring):57-130.

Hall, Peter and Rosemary Taylor. 1996. “Political science and the three new institutionalisms.” Political Studies 44 (1996):936-957.

Pontusson, Jonas. 1995. “From Comparative Public Policy to Political Economy.” Comparative Political Studies 28 (1):117-147.

Hacker, Jaco. 1998. “The Historical Logic of National Health Insurance: Structures and Sequence in the Development of British, Canadian and US medical policy.” Studies in American Political Development, 12 (Spring):57-130.

Source: PPG-1000 Syllabus, 2012.

Page created by: Ben Eisen, last updated 23 February 2013.

 

 

 

 


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