GOVN 301 (2011): Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power Report a Broken Link

This course is concerned with the exploration of the changing roles and relations between the state, civil society, and business in contemporary Canada. The course examines a number of transformations in Canadian society and reflects upon the future of the public sector in Canada.

Unit 1: Introduction to Changing Patterns of Governance: Exploring the Course Themes


Required Readings

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Supplementary Readings

Unit 2


Supplementary Readings

Employers and Employer-friendly Institutes
Labour Unions and 'Progressive' Institutes

Unit 3


Supplementary Readings

Unit 4


Supplementary Readings

Unit 5


Supplementary Readings

Unit 6: Marketization of the State: The New Public Management and the Citizen as Consumer


Required Readings

Part Two

Supplementary Readings

Unit 7: Civic Society, Partnerships, and the Third Sector


Required Readings
Part One
Supplementary Readings

Unit 8


Supplementary Readings