PPG1000-2 Week 6

… agenda for PPG1000, section 2, 19 October 2016.


1 – Introductory comments

2 – Reflections on recent sessions

  • PPG1000 on Institutional Dynamics within Government (12 October) – Sean Speer’s recommendation to reflect on Public Choice Theory and read “the classics,” particularly Friedrich Hayek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek)
  • Ali Ghiassi and Getting a Deal – An Insider’s Account of the Historic Interprovincial Agreement (17 October) – note Atlas topic, Negotiating
  • Leslie Pal lectures from PADM5120, Modern Challenges to Governance:


3 – Presentation on the 19 core concepts in Federalism

4 – Seminar discussion – Applying insights from the readings (Simeon-Robinson-Wallner (2014); Brown (2012); Lecours and Béland (2010)) to the five Institutional Analysis topics:

  1. Fulfillment of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (including Minimum Carbon Tax Story)
  2. Establishment of a national pharmacare program
  3. Credential recognition for foreign trained professionals
  4. Modernization of Ontario’s universities
  5. The municipal infrastructure deficit

5 – Overview on Atlas topic, Persuading

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6 – Other matters

7 – Next week: PPG1000 Week 7 – Federal-Provincial Dynamics

  • Bakvis, Herman, and Grace Skogstad. 2012. “Taking Stock of Canadian Federalism,” in Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness and Legitimacy, 3rd ed., eds. Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, pp. 340-357. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Atkinson, Michael M., Daniel Béland, Gregory P. Marchildon, Kathleen McNutt, Peter W.B. Phillips, and Ken Rasmussen. 2013. “Intergovernmentalism and Provincial Policy Setting,” in Governance and Public Policy in Canada: A View from the Provinces, pp. 1-22. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Schertzer, Robert, Andrew McDougall, and Grace Skogstad. 2016. “Collaboration and Unilateralism: Explaining Recent Dynamics of Intergovernmental Relations in Canada.” Working paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association.

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