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Reengineering the State: Towards an Impoverishment of Quebec Governance
     

Reengineering the State: Towards an Impoverishment of Quebec Governance

by Alain-G. Gagnon, Christian Rouillard, eric Montpetit
 

Despite the Liberal Government's claims that its re-engineering initiative is a managerial matter with the aim of improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of the public administration in Quebec, any administrative reform leads to a reconfiguring of the State's autonomy and capacities, which in turn leads to a redefining of governance. While it is

Overview

Despite the Liberal Government's claims that its re-engineering initiative is a managerial matter with the aim of improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of the public administration in Quebec, any administrative reform leads to a reconfiguring of the State's autonomy and capacities, which in turn leads to a redefining of governance. While it is crucial to examine the tangible processes involved in implementing a new management framework, one must also consider the consequences of redefining the relationship between the State and civil society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780776606231
Publisher:
University of Ottawa Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Governance Series
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Liberal reengineering, an ambitious revision of structures and programs, entails many significant consequences for the operation of Quebec governance, two pillars of which are consultation and deliberation. Since the rights of citizens to exercise their prerogatives cannot be reduced to a mere vote every four or five years, the directive nature of Liberal reengineering poses a real threat for democratic governance. In this regard, the possibility that such reengineering may lead to the impoverishment, both qualitative and quantitative, of Quebec governance, is a real concern.

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