The Public Servant's Guide to Government in Canada

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2019 - Civil service - 128 pages

The Public Servant's Guide to Government in Canada is a concise primer on the inner workings of government in Canada. This is a go-to resource for students, for early career public servants, and for anyone who wants to know more about how government works. Grounded in experience, the book connects core concepts in political science and public administration to the real-world practice of working in the public service. The authors provide valuable insights into the messy realities of governing and the art of diplomacy, as well as best practices for climbing the career ladder.

 

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Contents

Review of Core Concepts
1
The Public Sector Bargain
19
The Politics of Public Policy
31
The Politics of Public Administration
45
The Art of Navigating Life in Government
59
Roles and Competencies of a Public Servant
73
Achieving Your Career Goals
87
Glossary of Terms
97
References
103
About the Authors
109
Index
111
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Alex Marland is Professor of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Jared J. Wesley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

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