Most Viewed Concepts

… analysis relating to Using the Atlas

Data from Google Analytics

As described in Who is using the Atlas? Google Analytics can generate reports on page views for any time period. During the period 1 January 2019 to 27 April 2019 the one hundred most frequently viewed concept pages on the Atlas are set out in Exhibits 1 and 2.

In the Exhibit 1 the concepts are organized by subject and ordered within subject headings by number of views. In Exhibit 2 the concepts are organized by subject and topic in “Atlas Course order” such that the topics are ordered within subjects as they are displayed on the Topics page and the concepts are ordered within topics as they are displayed on the individual topic pages in Atlas Courses.

Exhibit 1: The 100 most-viewed concepts organized by subject
and ordered within subject headings by number of views
Governance
and Institutions

Implicit Bias and the Harvard Implicit Association Test

Aggregative Model of Democracy

Political Neutrality

Public Service Anonymity

Collaborative Federalism

Management Differences between Public and Private Sectors

Classical Federalism

Merit Principle

New Public Management

Asymmetrical Federalism

Machinery of Government

Political Executive vs. Civil Service

Constitution of Canada

Party Discipline

White Paper – Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy, 1969

Guardians vs. Spenders

Open Federalism

Delgamuukw Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1997

Prime Minister’s Office

Deliberative Model of Democracy

Organic Statutes

Economic
Analysis

Income Offer Curve

Marginal Revenue Product of Labour

Burden of a Tax – Economic vs. Legal Incidence

Social Surplus

Efficient Equilibrium

Change in Supply vs. Change in Quantity Supplied

Supply and Demand Effects of Tariffs

Change in Demand vs. Change in Quantity Demanded

Pigouvian Subsidy

Elasticity of Supply

Compensating Differentials

Bystanders Surplus

Elasticity of Demand and Total Revenue

Costs and Benefits of Monopoly

Constant Cost Industries

Price Ceilings

Externality

Policy Analysis
and Process

Typologies of Policy Instruments

Pal’s Classification of Policy Instruments

Lindblom’s Incrementalism and Muddling Through

Policy Consistency

Pal’s Elements of Policy Content

Public Policy

Lasswell’s Policy Sciences

Pal’s Types of Reasoning in Policy Analysis

Pal’s Aspects of Problem Definition

Agenda Setting and Media Bias

Rational Decision Making Model

Policy Analysis

Postmodernist Critiques of Rational Decision Making

Communication
Skills

Policy Issue Paper

Writing a Briefing Note

Pre-speech Warm Ups

Orren’s 20 Principles of Persuasion

Writing Summaries

Voice Projection and Volume

Ethics, Rights,
and Accountability

Abuse of Authority

Delegation Matrix

Delegation of Authority

Ideas in Good Currency

Leadership
Skills

Fisher and Ury’s Four Principles of Negotiation

VMOSA – Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans

Lewin’s 3 Leadership Styles

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)

Participative Leadership

Autocratic Leadership

Haidt’s 6 Innate Moral Foundations

Laissez-Faire Leadership

Work Avoidance Mechanisms

Trait Theory of Leadership

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)

Big Five Personality Traits

Implementation
and Delivery

Bardach’s Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

Moore’s Strategic Triangle

Policy Community

Public Value Scorecard

Digital Government and e-Government

Niskanen’s Budget Maximizing Model

Implementation vs. Policy Design

Pressman & Wildavsky’s Implementation Model

Hogwood & Gunn’s Elements for Successful Implementation

Using Information-Based Policy Instruments

Allison’s Three Models of Government Action

Sabatier & Muzmanian’s Framework of the Implementation Process

Implementation Theory

Dunn’s Four-stage Process of Communicating Policy-relevant Knowledge

Integrated Service Delivery

Bardach’s Implementation Game

Bardach’s Step One – Define the Problem

Bardach’s Things Governments Do

Downs’ Typology of Officials

Kennedy School’s Value-Capacity-Support Model

Macroeconomic
Policy*

Physical Capital and Diminishing Returns

Evaluation and
Performance Measurement*

Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation

Quantitative
Methods*

Power Laws, Pareto Distributions, and Performance

Socioeconomic and
Political Context*

Targeted vs. Universal Programs

Global
Context*

Deglobalization

* Notes to Exhibit 1:

  • Each of the concept pages in the exhibit had 51 or more views.
  • The lack of concepts included under subjects noted with an asterisk is partly due to the fact that pages for many of the concepts identified as core in these subjects have yet to be created on the Atlas.
  • The exhibit does not include the following two frequently viewed pages because they are not considered to be core concepts in core subjects: Narcissistic Alexithymia – A Psychological Diagnosis of Donald Trump; Google-knowing vs. Understanding.

As noted above, in Exhibit 2 the concepts are organized by subject and topic in “Atlas Course order” such that the topics are ordered within subjects as they are displayed on the Topics page and the concepts are ordered within topics as they are displayed on the individual topic pages in Atlas Courses.

Exhibit 2: The 100 most-viewed concepts organized by subject and topic
and displayed in Atlas Course order
Governance
and Institutions
Constitutional Framework

Constitution of Canada

Organic Statutes

Electoral Systems and Democratic Reform

Aggregative Model of Democracy

Deliberative Model of Democracy

Party Discipline

Machinery of Government

Machinery of Government

Prime Minister’s Office

Merit Principle

Institutional Dynamics within Government

Guardians vs. Spenders

Political Executive vs. Civil Service

Public Service Anonymity

Political Neutrality

Federalism

Classical Federalism

Collaborative Federalism

Asymmetrical Federalism

Open Federalism

Diversity, Identity, and Rights

Implicit Bias and the Harvard Implicit Association Test

Indigenous Governance

White Paper – Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy, 1969

Delgamuukw Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1997

Modernizing Government

New Public Management

Management Differences between Public and Private Sectors

Economic
Analysis
Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium

Change in Demand vs. Change in Quantity Demanded

Change in Supply vs. Change in Quantity Supplied

Consumer Theory and Elasticity of Demand and Supply

Elasticity of Demand and Total Revenue

Elasticity of Supply

Income Offer Curve

Commodity Taxes and Subsidies

Burden of a Tax – Economic vs. Legal Incidence

The Price System and Price Regulation

Price Ceilings

Trade, Adjustment, and Protection

Supply and Demand Effects of Tariffs

Externalities

Externality

Social Surplus

Bystanders Surplus

Efficient Equilibrium

Pigouvian Subsidy

Producer Theory and Competition

Constant Cost Industries

Monopoly and Price Discrimination

Costs and Benefits of Monopoly

Labour Markets, Transfers, and Personal Taxes

Marginal Revenue Product of Labour

Compensating Differentials

Policy Analysis
and Process
The Study of Policy Analysis and Process

Policy Analysis

Public Policy

Policy Consistency

Pal’s Elements of Policy Content

Lasswell’s Policy Sciences

Pal’s Types of Reasoning in Policy Analysis

Problem Definition and Agenda Setting

Pal’s Aspects of Problem Definition

Agenda Setting and Media Bias

Policy Instruments and Design

Typologies of Policy Instruments

Pal’s Classification of Policy Instruments

Models of Decision Making

Rational Decision Making Model

Lindblom’s Incrementalism and Muddling Through

Postmodernist Critiques of Rational Decision Making

Communication
Skills
Persuading

Orren’s 20 Principles of Persuasion

Speaking to Persuade

Voice Projection and Volume

Pre-speech Warm Ups

Writing to Persuade

Policy Issue Paper

Writing a Briefing Note

Writing Summaries

Ethics, Rights,
and Accountability
The Study of Ethics in Public Policy and Management

Ideas in Good Currency

Responsibility and Accountability

Abuse of Authority

Delegation Matrix

Delegation of Authority

Leadership
Skills
The Study of Leadership and Communication

Lewin’s 3 Leadership Styles

Autocratic Leadership

Laissez-Faire Leadership

Participative Leadership

Trait Theory of Leadership

Work Avoidance Mechanisms

Recognizing Values

Haidt’s 6 Innate Moral Foundations

Big Five Personality Traits

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)

Fisher and Ury’s Four Principles of Negotiation

Diagnosing

VMOSA – Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans

Strategizing

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)

Negotiating

Fisher and Ury’s Four Principles of Negotiation

Implementation
and Delivery
The Study of Implementation and Delivery

Implementation vs. Policy Design

Implementation Theory

Pressman & Wildavsky’s Implementation Model

Bardach’s Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

Hogwood & Gunn’s Elements for Successful Implementation

Sabatier & Muzmanian’s Framework of the Implementation Process

Bardach’s Implementation Game

Allison’s Three Models of Government Action

Niskanen’s Budget Maximizing Model

Downs’ Typology of Officials

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

Kennedy School’s Value-Capacity-Support Model

Moore’s Strategic Triangle

Public Value Scorecard

Designing the Delivery Model

Bardach’s Step One – Define the Problem

Bardach’s Things Governments Do

Using Information-Based Policy Instruments

Promoting Innovation and Driving Change

Digital Government and e-Government

Integrated Service Delivery

Consulting and Communicating on Policy

Dunn’s Four-stage Process of Communicating Policy-relevant Knowledge

Implementing through Partners and Networks

Policy Community

Macroeconomic
Policy*

Physical Capital and Diminishing Returns

Evaluation and
Performance Measurement*

Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation

Quantitative
Methods*

Power Laws, Pareto Distributions, and Performance

Socioeconomic and
Political Context*

Targeted vs. Universal Programs

Global
Context*

Deglobalization

* Notes to Exhibit 2:

  • Each of the concept pages in the exhibit had 51 or more views.
  • The lack of concepts included under subjects noted with an asterisk is partly due to the fact that pages for many of the concepts identified as core in these subjects have yet to be created on the Atlas.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 3 May 2019.

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