This topic teaches students the foundational ideas and principles that underpin our system of government. Students learn about the organizing principles of representative democracy as it is practiced in Canada. This course explains the role of elected officials, the unelected bureaucracy and the relationship between the two within the Westminster system of government.
Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5117)
Savoie, Donald J., Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability: in Canada and the United Kingdom (Toronto: UofT Press, 2008). Introduction and Chapter 2.
Leone, Roberto and Frank Ohemeng. Approaching Public Administration: Core Debates and Emerging Issues (Toronto: Edmond-Montgomery, 2011). Chapter 3 (“Should the bureaucracy be politically neutral?”).
Gerald Baier, Herman Bakvis and Douglas Brown, “Executive Federalism, the Democratic Deficit and Parliamentary Reform,” in G. Bruce Doern (ed.), How Ottawa Spends 2005-2006: Managing the Minority. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005, 163-183.
Paul Thomas, “Parliament and the Public Service,” in Christopher Dunn (ed.), The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration. Don Mills, Oxford University Press, 2002, 341-368.
Joseph Heath, “The Myth of Shared Values in Canada,” 2003 John L. Manion Lecture, Canada School of Public Service. May 2003, 1-35.
Eugene Forsey, How Canadians Govern Themselves, 7th Edition (Ottawa: Supply and Services, 2005). Available at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/idb/forsey/PDFs/How_Canadians_Govern_Themselves-7ed.pdf/
Source: PADM 5116 Syllabus, 2012
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