Clark and Swain Resource Page on Reforming Government

… a resource page for Victoria ADMN470 – Reforming Government

Material for current ADMN470 students

Case study

Reform of First Nations Water Provision

People willing to respond to ADMN students

In addition to UVic adjunct professors, Ian Clark and Harry Swain, the following individuals with experience in reforming government have expressed a willingness to respond to inquiries from students in ADMN470 on matters that may be relevant to their reform projects. Please arrange telephone conversations in advance through their email contacts listed on the links below.

Mel Cappe, Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and former Clerk of the Privy Council.

Andrew Graham, Adjunct Professor at Queen’s School of Policy Studies and National Editor of the Case Study Program and IPAC.

James Mitchell, Senior Fellow at University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Chair of the Audit Committee for Health Canada and former Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government.

Kim Scott, Principal, Kishk Anaquot Health Research and AKI Resources, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Clean Energy Social Entreprise, and advisor at Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (First Nation).

Anne Scotton, Regional Director General, Ontario Region, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

Recent articles

Paul Wells on government reform through changing the titles of ministers and ministries. See Trudeau 2.0: Je ne regrette rien, Maclean’s, 20 November 2019.


Leslie Pal and Ian Clark, Making reform stick: Political acumen as an element of political capacity for policy change and innovation, Policy and Society, Volume 34, Issues 3-4, September – December 2015, pp 247-257. See summary at Deep Policy Reform vs. Normal Policy Making.

Ancient articles
Articles by John Edwards, Ian Clark, and Peter Aucoin in Public Service Reform: Progress, Setbacks and Challenges, Office of the Auditor General, Ottawa, February 2001. Ian Clark and Harry Swain, Distinguishing the real from the surreal in management reform: suggestions for beleaguered administrators in the government of Canada, Canadian Public Administration, Winter 2005, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 453-476.
Other resources

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 23 November 2019.