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© University of Ottawa Press
The Evolving Physiology of Government
Canadian Public Administration in Transition
Edited by O. P. Dwivedi, Tim A. Mau and Byron M. Sheldrick
- Available (June 2009)
- Paper $32.00 CAD
450 pages . 5 x 8
- PDF ebook $16.99 CAD
- ePub ebook $16.99 CAD
Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of the leading Canadian and international scholars of public administration to reflect on these changes and their significance. Providing a historical perspective on public administration in Canada, the volume examines the shift from a traditional model of administration to newer forms such as new public management and governance, and explores current debates and the place of Canadian public administration within a broader comparative perspective.
O.P. Dwivedi is professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, University of Guelph. He has authored or edited more than thirty books including Global Environment Challenges (Broadview, 2008), From Bureaucracy to Public Management (Broadview, 1999), and Where Corruption Lives (Kumarian, 2001).
Tim A. Mau is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.
Byron Sheldrick is chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Perils and Possibilities: Social Activism and the Law (Fernwood, 2004) and co-editor of Canadian Politics: Democracy and Dissent (Pearson, 2006).