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Overpromising and underperforming? : understanding and evaluating new intergovernmental accountability regimes

Author: Peter Graefe; Julie M Simmons; Linda A White
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Institute of Public Administration of Canada series in public management and governance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Public reporting has been used experimentally in federal-provincial relations since the mid-1990s as an accountability mechanism to promote policy effectiveness, intergovernmental cooperation, and democratic legitimacy. Our understanding of how well it is working, however, remains limited to very specific policy sectors - even though this information is essential to policy makers in Canada and beyond. Overpromising
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Overpromising and underperforming?
(OCoLC)808924327
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Graefe; Julie M Simmons; Linda A White
ISBN: 9781442662070 1442662077 1442695293 9781442695290
OCLC Number: 868068973
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 339 pages).
Contents: PART 1 Establishing Benchmarks --
Chapter 1: Introduction: Accountability and Governance / Peter Graefe, Julie M. Simmons, Linda A. White --
PART II Emerging Accountability Structures: Canadian Case Studies --
Chapter 2: Intergovernmental Accountability and Health Care: Reflections on the Recent Canadian Experience / Patrick Fafard --
Chapter 3: The National Child Benefit: Collective Accountability through Public Reporting / Julie M. Simmons --
Chapter 4: Democratizing Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes: Community Engagement and Public Reporting In Early Learning and Child Care in Canada / Tammy Findlay --
Chapter 5: Evolving Federal-Provincial Accountability Regimes in Active Labour Market Policy / Thomas Klassen and Donna Wood --
Chapter 6: Accountability in Labour Market Policies for Persons with Disabilities / Peter Graefe and Mario Levesque --
Chapter 7: Multi-Level Governance, Infrastructure, and the Transformation of Accountability Regimes in Canada / Luc Turgeon and Josh Hjartarson --
PART III Alternative Accountabilities: Comparative and Normative Examples --
Chapter 8: Convergence Through Benchmarking and Policy Learning: The Impact of the Open Method of Coordination on Social Policy within the European Union / Daniel V. Preece --
Chapter 9: Global Governance and Canadian Federalism: Reconciling External Accountability Obligations through Internal Accountability Practices Grace Skogstad --
Chapter 10: The No Child Left Behind Act and Educational Accountability in the United States / Paul Manna --
Chapter 11: Internal Answerability and Intergovernmental Policy Learning: Accountability in Canadian Mandatory Education / Jennifer Wallner --
Chapter 12: Accountability Regimes for Federal Social Transfers: An Exercise in Deconstruction and Reconstruction / Barbara Cameron --
Chapter 13: Panacea or Peril? Intergovernmental Accountability and the Auditor General / Amy Nugent and Julie M. Simmons --
PART IV Conclusion --
Chapter 14: Conclusion: Whither Accountability? / Peter Graefe, Julie M. Simmons and Linda A. White.
Series Title: Institute of Public Administration of Canada series in public management and governance.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Graefe, Julie M. Simmons, and Linda A. White.
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