Canadian Public Policy

Canadian Public Policy


  • Release: 2012-04-30
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781442699144
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Studies of public policy in Canada are traditionally narrow, focusing on a particular policy area or jurisdiction without giving consideration to the significant procedural commonalities that can be identified across the public policy spectrum. Canadian Public Policy provides the first comprehensive, theoretically informed, empirical evaluation of the development of public policy in Canada. It represents the culmination of a fifteen-year program of large-scale primary research into Canadian policy-making by Michael Howlett, an internationally recognized public policy expert. Each of the chapters investigates one stage of the policy process – including agenda setting, policy formulation, decision-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation – in the Canadian context. The volume is book-ended by an introductory section setting out the logic of the policy cycle model, and a conclusion summarizing the research program and results. Investigating how Canadian experiences can inform and contribute to existing policy models, this unique volume will be a fixture in the Canadian public policy literature for years to come.

Transformative Law and Public Policy

Transformative Law and Public Policy


  • Release: 2019-11-20
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 246 page
  • ISBN: 9781000692082
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This book explores the convergence of law and public policy. Drawing on case studies from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia, it examines how judicial and political institutions are closely linked to the socio-economic concerns of the citizens. The essays argue for the utilization of both legislative and executive, private and public spheres of society as vehicles for transformative social change and to safeguard against violations of socio-economic rights. The volume will be of great interest to both public and private stakeholders, as well as professionals, including NGOs and think tanks, working in the areas of law, government, and public policy. It will also be immensely useful to academics and researchers of constitutionalism, policymaking and policy integration, social justice and minority rights.

Developing Public Policy

Developing Public Policy


  • Release: 2013-12-02
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 284 page
  • ISBN: 9781551305493
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This manual for developing public policy in Canada explores the factors and dimensions involved in recognizing and resolving public problems. Siu puts forward six principles for developing good public policy and identifies the various approaches used to determine issues, conduct research, formulate policy options and recommendations, and derive intelligent decisions. Throughout the book, he provides a detailed outline of how an abstract policy idea is transformed into a public policy. With its presentation of vital strategies, tactics, guidelines, and checklists for public policy developers working in the Canadian federal or provincial government, Developing Public Policy will equip readers with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to successfully work in the field of public policy development. This book is divided into two major sections: the first part offers an overview of the framework for developing public policies, while the second provides hands-on exercises detailing how to prepare and format policy documents. A clear and informed handbook grounded in the concrete experience of a former civil servant, Developing Public Policy is a go-to guide for both students and newcomers to the field who are interested in advocating for change within a government bureaucracy. Features: includes thirty-nine tables and figures, critical thinking questions, concise lists, a comprehensive index, and an extensive glossary outlines six principles for effective public policy contains instructions on how to create concrete policy development tools, including cabinet submissions, briefing notes, public consultation papers, and management board submissions

Public Policy

Public Policy


  • Release: 2020-01-07
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 544 page
  • ISBN: 9781544374604
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With the right information, we can develop public policies that work better. All too often, public policy textbooks offer a basic grounding in the policy process without the benefit of integrating the use of policy analysis. Michael E. Kraft and Scott R. Furlong take a different tack. Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, Seventh Edition helps students understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives. The text encourages them to not only question the assumptions of policy analyst, but also recognize how these strategies are used in the support of political arguments. The authors introduce and fully integrate an evaluative approach to policy to encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from health care to climate change. From a concise review of institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models to a discussion of the nature of policy analysis and its practice, Kraft and Furlong show students how to employ evaluative criteria in six substantive policy areas. Students come away with the analytic tools they need to understand that the motivations of policy actors—both within and outside of government—influence a complex yet comprehensible policy agenda.