Osborne, D. and T. Gaebler, ‘Catalytic Government: Steering Rather than Rowing’, in Reinventing Government (New York: Penguin, 1993). Chapter 1, 25-48
Sherri Torjman, "What is Policy?", Caledon Institute, 2005. At http://www.caledoninst.org/publications/pdf/544eng.pdf (accessed 21 February 2013) and dowloaded pdf.
Salamon, Lester M., ed. The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002). Chapter 1, 1-18.
Dean, Tony, "Is Public Service Delivery Obsolete?", Literary Review of Canada, September 2011. At http://reviewcanada.ca/essays/2011/09/01/is-public-service-delivery-obsolete/ (accessed 21 February 2013).
Bardach, Eugene. A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis. (Washington: CQ Press, 2009). Part 1. ‘The Eightfold Path, Step One: Define the Problem’, 1-10 and Appendix B, ‘Things Governments Do’, 127-135.
Tiernan, Anne, ‘Building Capacity for Policy Implementation’, in Improving Implementation: Organizational Change and Project Management, edited by John Wanna, 2007, pp. 113-118. http://epress.anu.edu.au/anzsog/imp/pdf/imp-whole.pdf (accessed 21 February 2013) and downloaded pdf.
Graham, Andrew, "Pressman/Wildavsky and Bardach: Implementation in the public sector, past, present and future", Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2005. pp. 268-273. Book Review.
Winter, Soren, "Implementation", in Guy Peters and Jon Pierre, eds. Handbook of Public Policy. (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2006). 151-164. Literature survey.
Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5116)
Leslie A. Pal, Beyond Policy Analysis 4th ed. (Toronto: Nelson Education, 2010), chap. 5.
Barry Stemshorn and Robert Slater, “Potential for a Regulatory Breakthrough? Regulatory Governance and Human Resources Initiatives,” in Allan Maslove ed. How Ottawa Spends 2008-2009: A More Orderly Federalism? (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008), 59-81.
Jocelyne Bourgon, “Responsive, Responsible and Respected Government: Towards a New Public Administration Theory,” International Review of Administrative Sciences 73 (2007): 7-26.
Sandford Borins, “Digital State 2.0,” in Policy G. Toner, L.A. Pal, and M.J. Prince (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010), 177-207
Source: PPG-1007 Syllabus, 2012 and 2013., PADM 5116 Syllabus, 2012.
Sample Assessment Questions:
1. What is policy implementation?
2. Describe, using at least one example, how ineffective implementation can interfere with the achievement of a policy objective?
3. The implementation landscape has shifted in recent years. For example, governments increasingly rely on partnerships with non-state actors to deliver programs. Describe some of the possible advantages and drawbacks of the changes in the implementation landscape that have occurred in recent decades.
4. Describe the “bottom-up” approach to implementation and describe how it differs from the “top-down” approach to implementation.
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