Rooted in the intellectual tradition of Kenneth Kernaghan and David Siegel, Thinking Government renews a discussion of power relations between elected politicians and unelected public servants, while also incorporating the practical approach of studying public administration within the dynamics of federal politics.
It asks how the ideological framework of this country shapes what Canadians, their political parties, and their governments think about policy actions and the responsibilities of public servants.
This edition is extensively revised and updated. New pedagogical features highlight key issues in public administration and help students connect theories to the reality of practice.
Additional diagrams illustrate the mechanisms of government, and new chapter objectives and conclusions create a clear foundational and analytical account of public administration in Canada. www.thinkinggovernment.com is completely redesigned and now includes further case studies, study questions, quizzes, and downloadable extras.