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Policy Analysis in Canada

Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett


Policy analysis in Canada offers original contributions by leading scholars of public policy analysis in Canada. It examines the policy analysis capacity of the Government of Canada, the provincial governments and cities, as well as of the contributions that various civil society actors (e.g., business associations, trade unions, think tanks and the media) make to policy debates. It also sheds light on the role that academics play in not only generating new ideas but also teaching policy analysis. In addition to serving as an important complement to the existing volumes in the International Li ... More

Keywords: Canada, analytical capacity, innovation, pedagogy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447334910
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurent Dobuzinskis, editor
Simon Fraser University

Michael Howlett, editor
Simon Fraser University

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One Policy analysis in Canada: an introduction

Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett

Part I The profession of policy analysis in Canada

Part II Policy analysis at different levels of Canadian governments

Part III Policy analysis in the executive and legislative branches of Canadian government

Seven Policy analysis and the central executive

Jonathan Craft and Paul Wilson

Eleven Commissions of inquiry and policy analysis

Carolyn M. Johns and Gregory J. Inwood

Part IV Policy analysis outside government: parties, interest groups and the media

Eighteen From policy analysis to policy analytics

Justin Longo and Kathleen McNutt

Part V Pedagogy and policy analysis in the Canadian university system

Twenty Public policy studies in North America and Europe1

Johanu Botha, Iris Geva-May, and Allan M. Maslove

Part VI Conclusion

End Matter