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How Government Really Works

A Field Guide to Bureaucracies in Canada

This book exposes the inherent complexities and challenges found in government environments and offers insights to help bureaucrats, and those working alongside bureaucrats, better understand the … ; 240 View

Local Government in Practice

Cases in Governance, Planning and Policy

Local Government in Practice: Cases in Governance, Planning, and Policy equips students to effectively deal with contemporary challenges within local government. Through a series of … 330 View
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Forward/Introduction

From: How Government Really Works

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In the Introduction, the authors outline their goal of demystifying the world of government bureaucracy and explaining the often misunderstood role of the government bureaucrat. 10 $1.00 Add
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Preface

From: Local Government in Practice

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An introduction to the structure and purpose of the book and author acknowledgements. ; 4 $0.40 Add
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About the Authors

From: Local Government in Practice

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Author biographies. ; ; 2 $0.20 Add
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House of Cards

From: How Government Really Works

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Chapter 1 explores the difference between bureaucrats and elected officials, where they fit into the hierarchy of government, and the powers they have when interacting with politicians. ; 17 $1.70 Add
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A Brief Introduction to Local Government

From: Local Government in Practice

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This chapter orients the reader to the scope, brief history, language, legal frameworks, municipal structures and politics of local government in Canada. It also introduces the case study … ; ; 30 $3.00 Add
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Culture Club

The Workplace Culture of Government Bureaucracy

From: How Government Really Works

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Chapter 2 explores government workplace culture, the chain of command and the lack of diversity inherent in many government departments. ; 31 $3.10 Add
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A Brief History of Canadian Climate Policy

From: Thirty Years of Failure

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From the Inside and Out

Managing a Minefield of Relationships

From: How Government Really Works

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Chapter 3 looks at how bureaucrats can build and maintain relationships with elected officials and their fellow civil servants. It also explores their relationships with individuals and groups … ; 21 $2.10 Add
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Part I

Politics and People: Cases in Council-Staff Relations

From: Local Government in Practice

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This first chapter considers the relationship between staff and elected officials, and discusses the uniqueness of local governance and politics. ; ; 11 $1.10 Add
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Best-Laid Plans

From: How Government Really Works

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Chapter 4 explores how plans are made, and unmade in government. It explores how plans are developed and approved and how success is measured, as well as the myriad pitfalls that can arise along … ; 34 $3.40 Add
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Chapter 1

Hiring a CAO

From: Local Government in Practice

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In this chapter, the reader is a newly elected councillor representing both urban and rural areas who must choose a new CAO. ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 2

Introducing Online and Telephone Voting

From: Local Government in Practice

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In this chapter, the reader assumes the role of clerk in a large municipality faced with the challenge of deciding how to make local elections safe, secure and accessible in order to increase … ; ; 9 $0.90 Add
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First, Do Nothing

From: How Government Really Works

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Chapter 5 explores the role of the bureaucrat in the policy-making process. ; 21 $2.10 Add
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Chapter 3

Changing Municipal Electoral Boundaries

From: Local Government in Practice

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Chapter three asks the reader to consider how redrawing ward boundaries opens up the inner workings and processes of municipal government. ; ; 10 $1.00 Add