Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

G. Bruce Doern is distinguished research professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University and professor emeritus in the Politics Department at the University of Exeter. Michael J. Prince is Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria. Richard J. Schultz is James McGill Professor of Political Science at McGill University.

Praise For…

“Rules and Unruliness is a remarkable achievement, synthesizing and building upon the exceptional insights of three leading authorities on regulation and public governance in Canada.” Janine Brodie, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta

Product Details
ISBN: 9780773543324
ISBN-10: 0773543325
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: April 24th, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English