PPG1000-2 Week 11

… agenda for PPG1000, section 2, 23 November 2016.

Modernizing Government

(Syllabus topic: From Government to Governance)

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1 – Introductory comments on Assignments

  • Preferred filename format: Lastname_Firstname_Assignment2.docx
  • Normal margins, paginate, Word
  • Late penalty clarification: “3% first day, 1% per day thereafter, including weekends” applies to mark for assignment (not to mark for full course)
  • Meetings to discuss Assignment 2 paper and thoughts on Assignments 3 and 4

2 – Presentation on the core concepts in Modernizing Government

3 – Seminar discussion

  • Introductory reflections (by Leanna, Mavis and Sarah)
  • Student insights from the readings, particularly:
    • Grace Skogstad (2003), Political Authority and Legitimacy in Canada
    • Peter Aucoin (2008), New Public Management and New Public Governance

4 – Review of topics in PPG1000 – Reflection on key insights (5-10 minutes per topic)

5 – Other matters on last class in C360

6 – Next week: Plenary Session – Op-Ed Writing and Judging Canada’s Institutions (2 pm, CG160)

  • Op-Ed Concepts and Techniques:
  • World Bank. 2006. A Decade of Measuring the Quality of Governance. Worldwide Governance Indicators project. Washington, DC: World Bank Institute. 20 pp.
  • World Bank. 2014. Country Data Report for Canada, 1996-2013. Worldwide Governance Indicators project. Washington, DC: World Bank Institute. 7 pp.
  • Banting, Keith, and John Myles. 2013. “Introduction: Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics,” in Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics, eds. Keith Banting and John Myles, pp. 1-39. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Heath, Joseph. 2015. “The Forever Campaign: Have Our Politicians Killed Democracy by Being Too Good at Politics?” Ottawa Citizen, August 7.

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