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Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy The Innovation Economy and Society Nexus

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy The Innovation Economy and Society Nexus

Author: G. Bruce Doern, David Castle, Peter W. B. Phillips Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2016

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy presents new critical analysis about related developments in the field such as significantly changed concepts of peer review, merit review, the emergence of big data in the digital age, and the rise of an economy and society dominated by the internet and information. The authors scrutinize the different ways in which federal and provincial policies have impacted both levels of government, including how such policies impact on Canada's natural resources. They also study key government departments and agencies involved with science, technology, and innovation to show how these organizations function increasingly in networks and partnerships, as Canada seeks to keep up and lead in a highly competitive global system. The book also looks at numerous realms of technology across Canada in universities, business, and government and various efforts to analyze biotechnology, genomics, and the Internet, as well as earlier technologies such as nuclear reactors, and satellite technology. The authors assess whether a science-and-technology-centred innovation economy and society has been established in Canada - one that achieves a balance between commercial and social objectives, including the delivery of public goods and supporting values related to redistribution, fairness, and community and citizen empowerment. Probing the nature of science advice across prime ministerial eras, including recent concerns over the Harper government's claimed muzzling of scientists in an age of attack politics, Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy provides essential information for academics and practitioners in business and government in this crucial and complex field.

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy The Innovation Economy and Society Nexus

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy The Innovation Economy and Society Nexus

Author: G. Bruce Doern, David Castle, Peter W. B. Phillips Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2016

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy presents new critical analysis about related developments in the field such as significantly changed concepts of peer review, merit review, the emergence of big data in the digital age, and the rise of an economy and society dominated by the internet and information. The authors scrutinize the different ways in which federal and provincial policies have impacted both levels of government, including how such policies impact on Canada's natural resources. They also study key government departments and agencies involved with science, technology, and innovation to show how these organizations function increasingly in networks and partnerships, as Canada seeks to keep up and lead in a highly competitive global system. The book also looks at numerous realms of technology across Canada in universities, business, and government and various efforts to analyze biotechnology, genomics, and the Internet, as well as earlier technologies such as nuclear reactors, and satellite technology. The authors assess whether a science-and-technology-centred innovation economy and society has been established in Canada - one that achieves a balance between commercial and social objectives, including the delivery of public goods and supporting values related to redistribution, fairness, and community and citizen empowerment. Probing the nature of science advice across prime ministerial eras, including recent concerns over the Harper government's claimed muzzling of scientists in an age of attack politics, Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy provides essential information for academics and practitioners in business and government in this crucial and complex field.

Green-lite Complexity in Fifty Years of Canadian Environmental Policy, Governance, and Democracy

Green-lite Complexity in Fifty Years of Canadian Environmental Policy, Governance, and Democracy

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Graeme Auld, Christopher Stoney Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2015

Anchored in the core literature on natural resources, energy production, and environmental analysis, Green-lite is a critical examination of Canadian environmental policy, governance, and politics drawing out key policy and governance patterns to show that the Canadian story is one of complexity and often weak performance. Making a compelling argument for deeper historical analysis of environmental policy and situating environmental concerns within political and fiscal agendas, the authors provide extended discussions on three relatively new features of environmental policy: the federal-cities and urban sustainability regime, the federal-municipal infrastructure regime, and the regime of agreements with NGOs and businesses that often relegate governments to observing participants rather than being policy leaders. They probe the Harper era's muzzling of environmental science and scientists, Canada's oil sands energy and resource economy, and the government's core Alberta and Western Canadian political base. The first book to provide an integrated, historical, and conceptual examination of Canadian environmental policy over many decades, Green-lite captures complex notions of what environmental policy and green agendas seek to achieve in a business-dominated economy of diverse energy producing technologies, and their pollution harms and risks.

Green-lite Complexity in Fifty Years of Canadian Environmental Policy, Governance, and Democracy

Green-lite Complexity in Fifty Years of Canadian Environmental Policy, Governance, and Democracy

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Graeme Auld, Christopher Stoney Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2015

Anchored in the core literature on natural resources, energy production, and environmental analysis, Green-lite is a critical examination of Canadian environmental policy, governance, and politics drawing out key policy and governance patterns to show that the Canadian story is one of complexity and often weak performance. Making a compelling argument for deeper historical analysis of environmental policy and situating environmental concerns within political and fiscal agendas, the authors provide extended discussions on three relatively new features of environmental policy: the federal-cities and urban sustainability regime, the federal-municipal infrastructure regime, and the regime of agreements with NGOs and businesses that often relegate governments to observing participants rather than being policy leaders. They probe the Harper era's muzzling of environmental science and scientists, Canada's oil sands energy and resource economy, and the government's core Alberta and Western Canadian political base. The first book to provide an integrated, historical, and conceptual examination of Canadian environmental policy over many decades, Green-lite captures complex notions of what environmental policy and green agendas seek to achieve in a business-dominated economy of diverse energy producing technologies, and their pollution harms and risks.

Rules and Unruliness Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism

Rules and Unruliness Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Michael J. Prince, Richard J. Schultz Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

A critical examination of Canadian regulatory governance and politics over the past fifty years, Rules and Unruliness builds on the theory and practice of rule-making to show why government unruliness - the inability to form rules and implement structures for compliance - is endemic and increasing. Analyzing regulatory politics and governance in Canada from the beginning of Pierre Trudeau's era to Stephen Harper's government, the authors present a compelling argument that current regulation of the economy, business, and markets are no longer adequate to protect Canadians. They examine rules embedded in public spending programs and rules regarding political parties and parliamentary government. They also look at regulatory capitalism to elucidate how Canada and most other advanced economies can be characterized by co-governance and co-regulation between governments, corporations, and business interest groups. Bringing together literature on public policy, regulation, and democracy, Rules and Unruliness is the first major study to show how and why increasing unruliness affects not only the regulation of economic affairs, but also the social welfare state, law and order, parliamentary democracy, and the changing face of global capitalism.

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises Shifting Budgetary Domains and Temporal Budgeting

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises Shifting Budgetary Domains and Temporal Budgeting

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Allan M. Maslove, Michael J. Prince Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2013

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crunch, a pending era of budgetary austerity looms over Canada. Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises provides a roadmap through the difficult fiscal decisions that have characterized contemporary federal politics across four decades. The authors provide an accessible and comprehensive overview of the constraints that have affected budgetary outcomes in the recent past and that will affect the near future, with analysis spanning micro, macro, social, environmental, and intergenerational domains. They examine the current Harper government's Conservative era, but also look at public budgeting under Chretien, Mulroney, and Trudeau. Set in the crucial context of macroeconomic policy shifts and in a global comparative context, Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises broadens and deepens our understanding of government spending, borrowing, and taxing. Budgetary domains - complex realms of fiscal content, choice, and governance - are introduced and balanced against an analysis of these domains with pertinent and up-to-date discussions on institutional influences, dominant actors, and shifting power imbalances.

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises Shifting Budgetary Domains and Temporal Budgeting

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises Shifting Budgetary Domains and Temporal Budgeting

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Allan M. Maslove, Michael J. Prince Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2013

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crunch, a pending era of budgetary austerity looms over Canada. Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises provides a roadmap through the difficult fiscal decisions that have characterized contemporary federal politics across four decades. The authors provide an accessible and comprehensive overview of the constraints that have affected budgetary outcomes in the recent past and that will affect the near future, with analysis spanning micro, macro, social, environmental, and intergenerational domains. They examine the current Harper government's Conservative era, but also look at public budgeting under Chretien, Mulroney, and Trudeau. Set in the crucial context of macroeconomic policy shifts and in a global comparative context, Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises broadens and deepens our understanding of government spending, borrowing, and taxing. Budgetary domains - complex realms of fiscal content, choice, and governance - are introduced and balanced against an analysis of these domains with pertinent and up-to-date discussions on institutional influences, dominant actors, and shifting power imbalances.

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Allan M. Maslove, Michael J. Prince Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2013

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crunch, a pending era of budgetary austerity looms over Canada. Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises provides a roadmap through the difficult fiscal decisions that have characterized contemporary federal politics across four decades. The authors provide an accessible and comprehensive overview of the constraints that have affected budgetary outcomes in the recent past and that will affect the near future, with analysis spanning micro, macro, social, environmental, and intergenerational domains. They examine the current Harper government's Conservative era, but also look at public budgeting under Chrtien, Mulroney, and Trudeau. Set in the crucial context of macroeconomic policy shifts and in a global comparative context, Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises broadens and deepens our understanding of government spending, borrowing, and taxing. Budgetary domains - complex realms of fiscal content, choice, and governance - are introduced and balanced against an analysis of these domains with pertinent and up-to-date discussions on institutional influences, dominant actors, and shifting power imbalances.

How Ottawa Spends, 2012-2013 The Harper Majority, Budget Cuts, and the New Opposition

How Ottawa Spends, 2012-2013 The Harper Majority, Budget Cuts, and the New Opposition

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Christopher Stoney Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2012

Continuing its tradition of current, exemplary scholarship, the 2012-13 edition of How Ottawa Spends casts a critical eye at national politics, priorities, and policies, with an emphasis on the Conservative majority's mandated austerity measures and budget-cutting strategies. Leading scholars from across Canada examine a new era of majority government and a transformed political opposition both in Parliament and in provincial politics. Several closely linked political, policy, and spending realms are examined, including corporate tax reform, Conservative Party social policy, regional economic development, science and technology investments, Canada-US perimeter security and trade agreements, the rise and fall of regulatory regimes, and Canadian health care. Related governance issues such as federal infrastructure program impacts, the Harper government's Economic Action Plan impacts in Ontario, and community colleges in the federal innovation agenda, are also discussed in detail.

Three Bio-Realms Biotechnology and the Governance of Food, Health, and Life in Canada

Three Bio-Realms Biotechnology and the Governance of Food, Health, and Life in Canada

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Michael J. Prince Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2012

Biotechnology has become one of the most important issues in public policy and governance, altering the boundaries between the public and the private, the economic and the social, and further complicating the divide between what is scientifically possible and ethically preferred. Given the importance of biotechnology in shaping relations between the state, science, the economy, and the citizenry, a book that explores the Canadian biotechnology regime and its place in our democracy is timelier than ever. Three Bio-Realms provides the first integrated examination of the thirty-year story of the democratic governance of biotechnology in Canada. G. Bruce Doern and Michael J. Prince, two recognized specialists in governance innovation and social policy, look at particular 'network-based' factors that seek to promote and to regulate biotechnology inside the state as well as at broader levels. Unmatched by any other book in its historical scope and range, Three Bio-Realms is sure to be read for years to come.

Three Bio-Realms Biotechnology and the Governance of Food, Health, and Life in Canada

Three Bio-Realms Biotechnology and the Governance of Food, Health, and Life in Canada

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Michael J. Prince Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2012

Biotechnology has become one of the most important issues in public policy and governance, altering the boundaries between the public and the private, the economic and the social, and further complicating the divide between what is scientifically possible and ethically preferred. Given the importance of biotechnology in shaping relations between the state, science, the economy, and the citizenry, a book that explores the Canadian biotechnology regime and its place in our democracy is timelier than ever. Three Bio-Realms provides the first integrated examination of the thirty-year story of the democratic governance of biotechnology in Canada. G. Bruce Doern and Michael J. Prince, two recognized specialists in governance innovation and social policy, look at particular 'network-based' factors that seek to promote and to regulate biotechnology inside the state as well as at broader levels. Unmatched by any other book in its historical scope and range, Three Bio-Realms is sure to be read for years to come.

How Ottawa Spends, 2010-2011 Recession, Realignment, and the New Deficit Era

How Ottawa Spends, 2010-2011 Recession, Realignment, and the New Deficit Era

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2010

Continuing the excellent standards and traditions of timely scholarship, the 2010-2011 edition of How Ottawa Spends critically examines national politics, priorities, and policies with emphasis on federal economic and social spending. Given the political and budgetary challenges posed by the recession, this year's instalment pays close attention to the growing fiscal deficit. Informed authors from across Canada examine recession-related policy fields, including the Canadian Banking system, new industrial policy pressures such as the automotive industry bailout, policies in science, technology, and innovation, and suggestions about how to resist the United States' 'buy America' trade policies. The essays in this volume also consider Canada's national, regional, and political divisiveness, the impact of the dynamic Obama Administration on Canadian domestic affairs, and governance during a time of minority government.

Research and Innovation Policy Changing Federal Government - University Relations

Research and Innovation Policy Changing Federal Government - University Relations

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2009

In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, Canadian universities are important spaces for the development of research and innovation in many areas. This collection is the first systematic examination of the evolving relationship between the federal government and Canadian universities as revealed through changes in federal research and innovation policies. Focusing on the last two decades of federal policy under the Chr tien and Martin Liberal governments and the Harper Conservative government, Research and Innovation Policy considers issues such as the transformation of federal research granting bodies, the creation of new research infrastructure funding organizations such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation, pressures and incentives to create intellectual property and to commercialize, and the regulation of research ethics. With timely essays ranging in scope from the regulation of research ethics to the pressures of commercialization, Research and Innovation Policy is essential reading for any student or scholar committed to the well-being of higher education in Canada.

Strategic Science in the Public Interest

Strategic Science in the Public Interest

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Jeff Kinder Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2007

The past twenty years have seen considerable shifts and struggles in 'government science' - that is, in the way the state funds, supports, regulates, conducts and uses scientific and technological activity. Focusing on federal labs and agencies, Strategic Science in the Public Interest explores how these labs have been located within, and often buried by, the larger commercially-focused federal innovation agenda. G. Bruce Doern and Jeffrey S. Kinder examine four labs whose mandates deal with the Alberta oil sands, environmental technologies, wildlife research, and mining and metals, respectively. The authors use these cases to explain why a better middle-level approach to analysis is needed for strategic public interest-centred government science. They illustrate the importance of understanding the variety, as well as the similarity, of federal science and technology labs and agencies, and of instituting policies that reflect this diversity. The growing importance of Related Science Activities (RSA) is also explored, as well as the core trade-offs between commercial and public goods science in their mandates and their internal capacities.

Innovation, Science, Environment 07/08 Canadian Policies and Performance, 2007-2008

Innovation, Science, Environment 07/08 Canadian Policies and Performance, 2007-2008

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2007

An expert account of how innovation, science, and environmental (ISE) policies and institutions in Canada are being radically reshaped by the Harper conservative government.

Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules Multi-Level Regulatory Governance

Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules Multi-Level Regulatory Governance

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2006

The dynamics of multi-level regulatory governance are ever-changing, not just in a North American context, but in a global one as well. Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules, clarifies the nature, causes, and dynamics of levels of regulatory governance in, or affecting, Canada. Edited by G. Bruce Doern and Robert Johnson, this collection makes conceptual and practical contributions to the debate over what kinds of principles and institutional approaches can resolve the problems of multi-level regulatory governance. This is the first text to provide an integrated discussion of key politico-institutional issues such as smart regulation, innovation, social and economic regulatory governance, accountability and transparency in Canada through a study of the multi-level regulatory interactions that the nation must function within. Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules considers various sectors where rule-making spans all or most of the four levels of jurisdiction - international, federal, provincial, and city or local - in areas such as food safety, investment and trade, forestry, drinking water, oil and gas, and emergency management. A central argument of the collection is that the pressure to merge, collapse or rationalize levels of regulation is mainly driven by business interests, liberalized trade ideas, and related technological changes. Economic concerns about Canada's declining productivity compared to the U.S. are also discussed, as are issues of security, terrorism, and core business and economic concerns in the post-911 era.

How Ottawa Spends, 2006-2007 In From the Cold: The Tory Rise and the Liberal Demise

How Ottawa Spends, 2006-2007 In From the Cold: The Tory Rise and the Liberal Demise

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2006

The priorities of the Harper government analyzed in the context of the policies of the defeated Liberal minority government.

How Ottawa Spends, 2005-2006 Managing the Minority

How Ottawa Spends, 2005-2006 Managing the Minority

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2005

Assesses the Liberal Government

Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development

Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2005

In recent years, energy policy has been increasingly linked to concepts of sustainable development. In this timely collection, editor G. Bruce Doern presents an overview of Canadian energy policy, gathering together the top Canadian scholars in the field in an examination of the twenty-year period broadly benchmarked by energy liberalization and free trade in the mid-1980s, and by Canada's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in 2002. The contributors examine issues including electricity restructuring in the wake of the August 2003 blackout, the implications of the Bush Administration's energy policies, energy security, northern pipelines and Aboriginal energy issues, provincial changes in energy policy, and overall federal-provincial changes in regulatory governance. They also demonstrate that, since per capita energy usage has actually increased in the past several years, sustainable development remains very much a struggle rather than an achievement. When the Kyoto Protocol and its requirements for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are factored in, the Canadian record is especially dubious in basic energy terms. Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development is key to understanding many of the issues in Canada's endeavour to live up to its energy-related environmental responsibilities.

Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development

Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2005

In recent years, energy policy has been increasingly linked to concepts of sustainable development. In this timely collection, editor G. Bruce Doern presents an overview of Canadian energy policy, gathering together the top Canadian scholars in the field in an examination of the twenty-year period broadly benchmarked by energy liberalization and free trade in the mid-1980s, and by Canada's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in 2002. The contributors examine issues including electricity restructuring in the wake of the August 2003 blackout, the implications of the Bush Administration's energy policies, energy security, northern pipelines and Aboriginal energy issues, provincial changes in energy policy, and overall federal-provincial changes in regulatory governance. They also demonstrate that, since per capita energy usage has actually increased in the past several years, sustainable development remains very much a struggle rather than an achievement. When the Kyoto Protocol and its requirements for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are factored in, the Canadian record is especially dubious in basic energy terms. Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development is key to understanding many of the issues in Canada's endeavour to live up to its energy-related environmental responsibilities.

How Ottawa Spends, 2004-2005 Mandate Change and Continuity in the Paul Martin Era

How Ottawa Spends, 2004-2005 Mandate Change and Continuity in the Paul Martin Era

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2004

A critical assessment of the priorities, spending, and policy initiatives of the new Paul Martin era in key areas of national debate.

Power Switch Energy Regulatory Governance in the Twenty-First Century

Power Switch Energy Regulatory Governance in the Twenty-First Century

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Monica Gattinger Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/2003

In the energy sector of Canadian economic and political life, power has a double meaning. It is quintessentially about the generation of power and physical energy. However, it is also about political power, the energy of the economy, and thus the overall governance of Canada. Power Switch offers a critical examination of the changing nature of energy regulatory governance, with a particular focus on Canada in the larger contexts of the George W. Bush administration's aggressive energy policies and within North American energy markets. Focusing on the key institutions and complex regimes of regulation, Bruce Doern and Monica Gattinger look at specific regulatory bodies such as the National Energy Board, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, and the Ontario Energy Board. They also examine the complex systems of rule making that develop as traditional energy regulation interacts and often collides with environmental and climate change regulation, such as the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Power Switch is one of the first accounts in many years of Canada's overall energy regulatory system.

Power Switch Energy Regulatory Governance in the Twenty-First Century

Power Switch Energy Regulatory Governance in the Twenty-First Century

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Monica Gattinger Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2003

In the energy sector of Canadian economic and political life, power has a double meaning. It is quintessentially about the generation of power and physical energy. However, it is also about political power, the energy of the economy, and thus the overall governance of Canada. Power Switch offers a critical examination of the changing nature of energy regulatory governance, with a particular focus on Canada in the larger contexts of the George W. Bush administration's aggressive energy policies and within North American energy markets. Focusing on the key institutions and complex regimes of regulation, Bruce Doern and Monica Gattinger look at specific regulatory bodies such as the National Energy Board, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, and the Ontario Energy Board. They also examine the complex systems of rule making that develop as traditional energy regulation interacts and often collides with environmental and climate change regulation, such as the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Power Switch is one of the first accounts in many years of Canada's overall energy regulatory system.

The National Research Council in the Innovation Policy Era Changing Hierarchies, Networks, and Markets

The National Research Council in the Innovation Policy Era Changing Hierarchies, Networks, and Markets

Author: G. Bruce Doern, Richard Leversque Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2002

In this first in-depth examination of the governance of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in over twenty-five years, G. Bruce Doern and Richard Levesque show how the agency's history is interwoven with the evolution of Canada's economic and industrial development and with the fostering of science at Canada's universities, in industry, and within the federal government. Using a policy and institutional approach, the authors demonstrate the ways in which the NRC has had to simultaneously absorb significant budgetary and personnel cuts and become, in its own structure and operations, an innovating institution that helps support and facilitate an innovating Canadian economy - one increasingly characterized by knowledge-based industries. By reconfiguring itself in terms of its institutional mix of hierarchies, networks, and markets, the NRC has had to confront and change its own traditions, yet maintain itself as a complex government agency that still values research for its own sake as a public good.

Canadian Nuclear Energy Policy Changing Ideas, Institutions, and Interests

Canadian Nuclear Energy Policy Changing Ideas, Institutions, and Interests

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2001

What influences have changed Canadian nuclear policy over the past twenty years? What will be the future issues of choice and change? Focusing on the federal government, but with special attention given to key changes in Ontario - Canada's main nuclear province - the analytical core of this book identifies five key nuclear energy choices and challenges that face the federal government and other Canadian policy makers: Who is responsible for nuclear R&D and waste management? What models of regulation will govern nuclear energy's future? What are Canada's prospects for, and commitments surrounding, the marketing of CANDU reactors abroad? Is a renewed Federal-Ontario nuclear partnership likely? Can there be said to be a growing trust level between the Canadian public and the institutions that govern nuclear energy in Canada, and abroad? Linking changes in Canada with broader comparative change in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, as well countries such as South Korea and China, which have purchased CANDU reactors from Canada, the author's conclude that Canada's nuclear future is one of precarious opportunity and federal nuclear policy must learn to come to terms with a much broader range of issues and actors than ever before.

Risky Business Canada's Changing Science-Based Policy and Regulatory Regime

Risky Business Canada's Changing Science-Based Policy and Regulatory Regime

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2000

Risky Business is a comprehensive look at Canada's science-based policy and regulatory regime. It asks what risks Canadians might be exposed to as fiscal pressures strain the capacity of regulators in areas such as food, drugs, pesticides, fisheries, and the environment. The first part of this book focuses the reader's attention on diverse and major themes and issues that pervade science-based regulatory regimes today. The second part suggests a framework for analysis and endeavours to present both sympathetic and critical perspectives on the inner-workings of regulatory departments and agencies in the area of the protection of human and environmental health and safety. Covering such topics as the organizational evolution of regulatory agencies, regulatory bodies' changing sources and levels of funding, a review of the independence of science, and the increased potential for realization of risk, these essays point to the need for these regulators to operate with openness and accessibility in order to maintain public confidence. Indeed, the contributors argue that this openness is crucial to both democratic governance and the development of innovative knowledge economies.

Risky Business Canada's Changing Science-Based Policy and Regulatory Regime

Risky Business Canada's Changing Science-Based Policy and Regulatory Regime

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2000

Risky Business is a comprehensive look at Canada's science-based policy and regulatory regime. It asks what risks Canadians might be exposed to as fiscal pressures strain the capacity of regulators in areas such as food, drugs, pesticides, fisheries, and the environment. The first part of this book focuses the reader's attention on diverse and major themes and issues that pervade science-based regulatory regimes today. The second part suggests a framework for analysis and endeavours to present both sympathetic and critical perspectives on the inner-workings of regulatory departments and agencies in the area of the protection of human and environmental health and safety. Covering such topics as the organizational evolution of regulatory agencies, regulatory bodies' changing sources and levels of funding, a review of the independence of science, and the increased potential for realization of risk, these essays point to the need for these regulators to operate with openness and accessibility in order to maintain public confidence. Indeed, the contributors argue that this openness is crucial to both democratic governance and the development of innovative knowledge economies.

Comparative Competition Policy National Institutions in a Global Market

Comparative Competition Policy National Institutions in a Global Market

Author: G. Bruce Doern Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/1996

This original collection comprises the first comparative study of competition policy, an area which has emerged as a vibrant and influential discipline within the study of economic policy and policy-making. The victory of market economics means that every capitalist country has created or intensified competition policy. The study compares the six `model' policy regimes of the USA, Germany, Japan, the UK, Canada, and the European Union. The role of institutions and political process in controlling monopolies, cartels, and mergers is emphasised. the case for convergence and the emergence of a global regime is evaluated. Cutting through the traditional arena of lawyers and economists, this edited volume provides incisive political analysis of the mechanics of international competiton policy. It is an exciting and original new look at how policy is formed on the international stage.