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In pursuit of the public good : essays in honour of Allan J. MacEachen /
edited by Tom Kent.
imprint
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
description
xii, 207 p. : ill.
ISBN
0773516840 :
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imprint
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
isbn
0773516840 :
catalogue key
1273087
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"In Pursuit of the Public Good presents some of the most up-to-date and controversial arguments regarding the appropriate role of government in pursuing the public good, and the focus on Allan MacEachen's career in public service provides an innovative and interesting opportunity to consider broad patterns of public policy." Gerard Boychuk, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
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Using former cabinet minister and senator Allan J. MacEachen's career in public service as the organizing focus of the collection, contributors contrast the current retreat of government with the activist approach advocated by Allan MacEachen and his generation. They examine whether the public good will be enhanced by continuing retreat or whether that trend is the consequence of policy mistakes that can and should be corrected. In Pursuit of the Public Good addresses a wide range of fields, including politics, economics, social welfare, and public administration, in an engaging and straightforward style. Scholars and general readers alike will find this collection accessible and stimulating.
Unpaid Annotation
In this collection of essays, leading experts the field of public policy discuss some of the main issues confronting Canadians as we approach a new century: Do we need less government or more? Is the retreat of government fact serving the public good? Can our political parties provide effective national government? Their answers and resulting proposals for economic and social policies and for political parties and institutions provide a challenging variety of views on the ways which government can best advance the public good in the future.Using former cabinet minister and senator Allan J. MacEachen's career public service as the organizing focus of the collection, contributors contrast the current retreat of government with the activist approach advocated by MacEachen and his generation. They examine whether the public good will be enhanced by continuing retreat or whether that trend is the consequence of policy mistakes that can and should be corrected.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Allan J. MacEachen
Acknowledgments
All Those Years: Practice and Purpose in Politicsp. 3
Canada in the Age of the Visible Handp. 21
Back to the Future: Reforming Social Policy in Canadap. 35
Proposals for a New National Policyp. 65
Lessons from the Canadian Slump of the 1990sp. 92
Canadian Economic Growth: Perspective and Prospectsp. 119
Realism and Moderation for the Public Goodp. 137
For the Third Asking: Is there a Future for National Political Parties?p. 144
Debating the Public Good, with Afterthoughtsp. 156
Setting the stagep. 156
Keith Bantingp. 158
Richard Van Loonp. 161
Lars Osbergp. 162
Peter Nicholsonp. 164
Othersp. 168
John Stewartp. 171
Lowell Murrayp. 173
James Bickertonp. 176
Afterthoughtsp. 180
Notesp. 193
Contributorsp. 205
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