- Consider POLS 256?
Considering grad school.
Critical consumer of research.
General research competency.
“How” of political science research.
Not a statistics course.
- POLS 328: Public Policy Analysis
Public administration majors.
Considering future public service employment.
Role of policy analysis in policy-making process.
“how” of policy analysis?
Actual Final Review
o Institutions matter.
Institutional designs are not neutral.
Also, institutional designs are resistant to change.
o The translation of votes into seats is detrimental to smaller
o Concentrated parties are benefitted, such as the NDP.
o We often forget that federalism is an institution.
o Plays an important role.
o Discrepancy of money between provinces and feds.
o Imbalance of revenues between one level of government
versus the other.
o Joint occupancy of tax fields. POLS 205
o Need for coordination.
o Equalization payments are now constitutionally entrenched.
o Joint occupancies of tax fields also have a constitutional
Balance of powers
Intrastate federalism as well as interstate federalism, and how they
relate to each other.
Not constitutionally defined.
Allows premiers to be dominant spokesmen.
1982 recognition of Aboriginal peoples
Political mobilization was limited until the response of the 1969
o Mobilization led to discussion of constitutional renewal.
Rewards geographically concentrated and punishes geographically
Institutions do matter, and are highly resistant to change.