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… return to Concepts and Terms

Completed core concepts and terms

Salience

Samara’s Q&As on Five Possible Electoral Systems for Canada

Scarcity

Secretary of the Cabinet, Ontario

Self-Government

Service Standards

Sexual Orientation

Sheepskin (or Credential) Effects

Short Run

Signaling

Simplicity and Clarity

Situational Theory of Leadership

Skills and Tacit Knowledge

Skogstad’s Four Competing Models of Authority

Social Contract

Social Cost

Social Surplus

Social Value

Social Welfare Function

Socialism

Solow Model and the Steady State

Solow Model of Economic Growth

Sparrow Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1990

Speaking Truth to Power

Speech from the Throne

Speech Pauses

Staff vs. Line Positions

Stare Decisis

State

Static Efficiency

Staton’s Unbundling Higher Education Framework

Stereotype

Story Arc

Storytelling

Strategy

Style Guides

Subject

Subsidies

Substitution Effect

Sunk Costs

Supply and Demand Effects of Tariffs

Supply Curve

Supply Curve Shifts

Systemic Discrimination

Other concepts and terms

Salary

Salary Range

Sample Size

Sample Space

Sampling Error

Sanction

Satisficing

Scalar Principle

Scaling

Scenario

School Readiness

Scientific Management

Seasonal Employment

Second Generation Canadian

Second Language Evaluation

Second Theorem of Welfare Economics

Secondary Legislation

Second-entry Program

Secondment

Security Clearance

Selection Bias

Self-evaluation (in development)

Self-Financing

Self-regulation

Semi-Presidential System of Government

Senate (in Canada)

Senior Public Servants

Seniority

Sensitivity Analysis

Service Commitments

Service Delivery

Service Fee

Service to Citizens (towards a New Public Administration theory)

Sessional Lecturer

Shadow State

Shaming

Shared Governance

Shoeleather Cost

Short Run Industry Supply

Short Run vs. Long Run

Signaling (Job Market Signaling)

Sin Tax

Single Difference (in impact evaluation)

Single Member Plurality System

Single Observation Design

Sinking Fund

Slow-acting Harms

Small Open Economy

Social Auditing

Social Benefits

Social Capital

Social Cohesion

Social Democratic Welfare State

Social Diversity Thesis

Social Fragmentation

Social Indicators

Social Mobility

Social Movement

Social Network Service

Social Policy

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Social Welfare Function

Socialism

Sociology of Knowledge

Soft Budget Constraint

Solvency

Span of Control

Special Operating Agency (SOA)

Special-Purpose Advisory Commission

Specific Authorization

Specified Term Employment

Spenders and Guardians

Spending Variance

Stabilization Policy

Stabilization Policy Lags

Staffing Strategy

Stagflation

Stakeholders

Standard Deviation

Standard Error

Standardized Variable

Standing Committees

Standing Orders

Stare Decisis

Statement of Activities

Statement of Cash Flows

Statement of Changes in Net Assets

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Merit Criteria

Statement of Net Assets

Static Response

Statism

Statistical Power

Statistical Spread (Dispersion)

Status of Women Canada

Statute

Straight-Line Depreciation

Strategic Governance

Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Strategic Outcome

Stratification

Structural Theories of Globalization

Sustainability (in development)

System-Based Regulation

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 14 February 2017.