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Policy Options. June 2006

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' Policy Options. June 2006. Perspectives on the new Federal Accountability Act, including an exclusive interview with Treasury Board President John Baird as well as articles by Nik Nanos, Robin Sears, Christian Rouillard, Heather MacIvor, Gilles Paquet and Ned Franks. Plus, David Rudd discusses Afghanistan, Darfur, and Canada?s military role in the world, and much more. Coming up in July: Security and the Canada-US border. By IRPP,

 

By IRPP, ,Canada.

Jumping into the Political Fray: Academics and Policy-Making

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Jumping into the Political Fray: Academics and Policy-Making. May 2006. Daniel Cohn examines the role academics can play in the policy-making process. In looking at the impact academics have had on policy in areas such as the environment and social and economic issues, Cohn reaches several conclusions. He argues that academics have substantial opportunities to influence public policy, but that this influence is usually indirect and is best achieved by convincing those with power to advocate for and/or act on their ideas.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Governance Policy Resource.


Strengthening Canadian Democracy: The Views of Parliamentary Candidates

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Strengthening Canadian Democracy: The Views of Parliamentary Candidates. Jerome H. Black and Bruce M. Hicks. The democratic reform agenda has been driven by the recognition that many members of the general public in Canada are dissatisfied with aspects of the democratic regime. Any debate over democratic reform necessarily has to take into account the specifics of that dissatisfaction and how ordinary Canadians might regard proposals for change.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Governance Policy Resource.


Policy Options - April-May 2006

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Policy Options - April-May 2006. In a completely bilingual double issue, twelve policy thinkers, including Kevin Lynch, Janice MacKinnon, Jim Stanford, Anne Golden and Judith Maxwell, identify the most important public policy challenges facing Canada in the medium term, including developing human capital, protecting the environment, increasing productivity, improving economic security and rejuvenating federalism.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , UK.

Governance Policy Resource.