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Core concepts and terms

Cabinet Decision-Making System

Cabinet Documents

Cabinet Selection

Cabinet Solidarity and Secrecy

Calder Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1973

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Courts of Law

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat


Categories of Program Evaluation

Causal Effect

Central Tendency

Centre of Excellence

Centre vs. Periphery

Change in Demand vs. Change in Quantity Demanded

Change in Supply vs. Change in Quantity Supplied

Change Management

Charter Dialogue between Courts and Legislatures

Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion Science

Civil Service Learning’s “What does good learning look like?”

Civil Society

Claims, Reason, and Evidence

Classical Federalism


Clerk of the Privy Council

Club Good

Coase Theorem

Codes of Conduct

Cognitive Dissonance

Collaborative Federalism

Collecting Information

Collective Action


Command and Control Solutions vs. Taxes and Subsidies


Commissioner of Lobbying

Commodity Taxes

Common Law

Common Resource

Communication Nudges and Behavioural Economics

Communications Plan

Comparative Advantage

Comparing Audit and Evaluation

Compensating Differentials

Competencies Targeted in Public Manager Training

Competing Values in Governance and Institutions

Competitive Bargaining vs. Cooperative Problem Solving

Competitive Federalism

Competitive Model of Democracy




Concept Creep

Conditionality and Reporting Requirements

Condorcet’s Paradox

Conducting a Meeting

Confirmation Bias

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Conformity, Similarity, and Social Proof


Consistency and Commitment

Constant Cost Industries


Constitution of Canada

Constitution of the United States


Constitutional Convention of a Politically Neutral Civil Service

Constitutional Conventions

Constitutional Federalism

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Laws

Constitutional Monarchy

Consulting Stakeholders and Engaging Citizens

Consumer Surplus

Consumer Theory

Contradictions of Liberal Democracy


Contrasting Purposes of Evaluation

Contributors to Growth

Controlling Uptalk and Like

Conventions vs Laws

Convergence Theory

Cooperative Federalism

Corner Solution

Corruption and Public Integrity

Cost-Benefit Analysis in Evaluation

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Costs and Benefits of Monopoly

Council of the Federation

Counter-intuitive Sources and Arguments

Countering Opposition

Creating a Coalition

Creating a Team

Creating Smart Objectives

Creative Destruction

Criminal Law

Crisis Management

Critical Theory

Critical Thinking

Crown Prerogative

Cultural Differences


Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 30 November 2019.