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Ideas and Politics: Canadian Policy Innovation in Comparative Perspective

Neil Bradford

Published April 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780195411799
Paperback
240 pages
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Despite a vast literature on specific Canadian public policies and policy sectors, no one until now has sought to understand where the ideas for policy change-especially fundamental change-originate in the Canadian political system. Professor NeilMoreDespite a vast literature on specific Canadian public policies and policy sectors, no one until now has sought to understand where the ideas for policy change-especially fundamental change-originate in the Canadian political system. Professor Neil Bradfords incisive and highly readable Commissioning Ideas makes a major contribution to our understanding of Canadian public policy by clearly demonstrating the dynamics of idea generation and national policy innovation at times of economic crisis and popular discontent.In addition to examining Canadian policy innovation from the Great Depression to the present, Professor Bradford provides a comparative perspective by surveying developments in Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, where social interests, political parties, and the executive, respectively, have been central to policy change. The book concludes with a call for a Fourth National Policy, with sustainable full employment as its central feature and increased research funding for political parties and proportional electoral representation as important factors for its realization.