GOVN 500/POLI 500: Governance and Leadership Report a Broken Link

This course provides an overview and theoretical understanding of the common elements and differences that shape leadership in the public, voluntary, and private sectors and the implications of these similarities and differences for the interaction among the three sectors on public policy issues.

Unit 1


Required Readings
McGill, Michael E. & John W. Slocum Jr., A Little Leadership, Please? Organizational Dynamics Volume 26, Issue 3, Winter 1998, Pages 39-49.
These supplementary materials will be useful to you throughout the course.
Camilleri, Joseph, & Jim Falk. (1992). The end of sovereignty? The politics of a shrinking and fragmenting world. Hants, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
This title is not available from Athabasca University Library. Please consult your local library.
Democracy Now. Naomi Klein: Wall St. Crisis Should Be for Neoliberalism What Fall of Berlin Wall Was for Communism. 2008.
Democracy Now. Marxist Geographer David Harvey on the G20, the Financial Crisis and Neoliberalism. 2009.
This title is available from Athabasca University Library.
Graham, Katherine A., & Phillips, Susan D. (1998). Urban governance in Canada: Representation, resources and restructuring. Toronto: Harcourt Brace.
This title is not available from Athabasca University Library. Please consult your local library.
Industry Canada. Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mayo, Elton. (1949). Hawthorne and the Western Electric Company. In The social problems of industrial civilization. New York: Routledge.
This title is not presently available from the Athabasca University Library.
Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques 28,3. pp. 351-371
Neubauer, Franz-Friedrich. (1998). The family business: Its governance for sustainability. New York: Routledge.
This title is not available from Athabasca University Library. Please consult your local library.
Zussman, David.

(1997). Ensuring successful partnerships through performance-based management. The Alternative Network 2,3: 1–5.

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Unit 2


Michael R.Woodford and Susan Preston, Strengthening Citizen Participation in Public Policy-Making: A Canadian Perspective
Amanda Sheedy, Handbook on Citizen Engagement:Beyond Consultation.

(In collaboration with Mary Pat MacKinnon,Sonia Pitre, and Judy Watling.)

Kenneth Kernaghan and Mohamed Charih, The Challenges of Change: emerging issues in contemporary public administration.

Unit 3


Required Readings
Michael Hall and David Lasby, Glenn Gumulka, Katherine Tyron. Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians: Highlights from the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating

Statistics Canada report.

Susan Phillips. The Intersection of Governance and Citizenship in Canada: Not Quite the Third Way. Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Unit 4


Required Readings
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. Change Is Everyone's Job: Managing the Extended Enterprise in a Globally Connected World. Organizational Dynamics, Volume 28, Number 1, Summer 1999, pp. 7-23(17)
Ryval, Michael. Lessons of the Meltdown. The Globe & Mail. Nov. 18, 2008.

Unit 5


Required Readings
Susan Phillips. The Intersection of Governance and Citizenship in Canada: Not Quite the Third Way.

Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Unit 6


Required Readings
Joan Boase. Beyond Government? The Appeal of Public-Private Partnerships. Canadian Public Administration, Volume 43 Issue 1, Pages 75 - 92

Unit 7


Required Readings
Pal, Leslie. Rise of the public sector.

The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ont.: Nov 6, 2008. pg. A15