Canadian Bureaucracy II

More Flexibility Departmental managers were requiring more flexiblility in managing. By the mid-1970’s there was an effort to coordinate approval for resources allocation with already approved programs to efficiently meet objectives (22). Goals and objectives are established in implementable terms by the bureaucracy in a way that gives flesh to a policy. The efficacy of …

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Canadian Bureaucracy

Bureaucratic Influence Upon Canadian Policy Making Janet A McDonald. 1994, ammended 2010. Originally for Political Science 1F90, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Professor Bill Mattheson. The Canadian civil service, in its increasing complexity, exerts significant political and policy influence in the effort to provide good government. Several factors play a part in its development. Power …

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Municipal Government

Canadian Municipalities Municipalities in Canada are not entrenched in the Constitution. Never has been. That means they are vulnerable to the political whims of the upper tiers of province and federal decisions. Effectiveness, economies of scale, terms and rates, lack of equity among municipal governments, effective accountabilityare all issues that face one in municipal governments. …

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What is Socialism?

History of Socialism  Socialism is an economic concept with important political implications. In context we see that it is a reaction to liberalism and conservatism moving away from the individual verses group rights and needs to an attempt at a wholistic approach that all of society is interconnected.  Socialism: a system of communal or social …

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What is a Conservative?

History of Conservatism Conservative: (L.) to conserve, save, preserve status quo; to maintain the best of what there is. Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Reflections on the French Revolution: 1. humans are inclined to be bad rather than good, irrational, feelings dominate, 2. unequal in abilities, power, aptitude and capacity, 3. are equal legally and morally. The …

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Democracy Anyone?

It is a myth that we have popular control over our governments. Hope reigns eternal and the frameworks are put into place: everyone ought to be able to vote (who -the working class, at what age, with property, women…..the issues are ongoing) elections must provide a real choice voters have adequate information to sort out …

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Nations and States

The Nation: has common values, shared identity, history, language, customs, culture both subjective and a state of mind, a cultural identity, a group of politically conscious people usually in a specific territory who want to possess its own state and its own government, may or may not have its own state, feel different from others, …

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