The Evolving Physiology of Government

Canadian Public Administration in Transition

by O. P. Dwivedi, Tim A. Mau, Byron M. Sheldrick

Series: Governance Series

Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of the leading Canadian and international scholars of public administration to reflect on these changes and their significance. Providing a historical perspective on public administration in Canada, the volume examines the shift from a traditional model of administration to newer forms such as new public management and governance, and explores current debates and the place of Canadian public administration within a broader comparative perspective.

  • University of Ottawa Press; June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780776617794
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  • Title: The Evolving Physiology of Government
  • Series: Governance Series
  • Author: O. P. Dwivedi (ed.); Tim A. Mau (ed.); Byron M. Sheldrick (ed.)
  • Imprint: University of Ottawa Press

About The Author

O.P. Dwivedi is professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, University of Guelph. He has authored or edited more than thirty books including Global Environment Challenges (Broadview, 2008), From Bureaucracy to Public Management (Broadview, 1999), and Where Corruption Lives (Kumarian, 2001).

Tim A. Mau is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.

Byron Sheldrick is chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Perils and Possibilities: Social Activism and the Law (Fernwood, 2004) and co-editor of Canadian Politics: Democracy and Dissent (Pearson, 2006).