Public Policy & Administration

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At the Pleasure of the Crown

The Politics of Bureaucratic Appointments

UBC Press

At the Pleasure of the Crown reveals that although the qualities that Canadian governments look for in senior public servants are subject to change, the political nature of bureaucratic appointments is enduring.

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Big Promises, Small Government

Doing Less with Less in the BC Liberal New Era

UBC Press

Big Promises, Small Government tells the inside story of what happened when Gordon Campbell’s government dramatically cut taxes, demonstrating the need to understand the consequences before taking political action.

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Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

UBC Press

Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic explores how three northern regions are reformulating the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and transforming Canadian federalism in the process.

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

UBC Press

This timely book offers a novel, practical guide for understanding who the Métis are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government.

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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

UBC Press

Delivering Policy explores how the tension between science and politics shaped the long and fraught path to Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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Postsecondary Education in British Columbia

Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015

UBC Press

Postsecondary Education in British Columbia is a thoughtful critical analysis of the role of social justice, human capital, and the market in the development of institutions and public policy in BC education since 1960.

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A Family Matter

Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy

UBC Press

A Family Matter investigates the implications for immigrants and refugees of the Canadian government’s definition of what constitutes “family.”

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A Healthy Society

How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, Updated and Expanded Edition

By Ryan Meili; Foreword by André Picard
UBC Press, Purich Books

A Healthy Society draws on one doctor’s experience in family practice, community building, and politics to envision a new approach to politics – and a healthier world.

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Prime Ministerial Power in Canada

Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden

UBC Press

Using innovative methods, this book shows how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation by Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden.

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Building a Collaborative Advantage

Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

UBC Press

This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.

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