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Savoie, Donald J.

Works: 127 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 18,205 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: JL75, 338.9
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Most widely held works by Donald J Savoie
Regional economic development : Canada's search for solutions by Donald J Savoie( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Thatcher, Reagan, Mulroney : in search of a new bureaucracy by Donald J Savoie( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Governing from the centre : the concentration of power in Canadian politics by Donald J Savoie( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 libraries worldwide
"Redefined during the past thirty years, the centre of government currently extends itself further than ever before. Central governmental agencies are 'where the rubber meets the road, ' where public service meets politics, and policy becomes reality. So who's driving this car? Agencies such as the Privy Council Office, the Finance Department, and the Treasury Board exert their influence horizontally, deciding how policy is made and how money gets spent. According to Donald Savoie, these organizations, instituted to streamline Ottawa's planning processes, instead telescope power to the Prime Minister and weaken the influence of ministers, the traditional line departments, and even parliament, without contributing to more rational and coherent policy-making." "Indispensable reading for students of politics, public policy, and public administration, Ottawa watchers, journalists, lobbyists, and civil servants who want to know what is really going on."--Jacket
The politics of public spending in Canada by Donald J Savoie( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Regional development theories & their application by Benjamin Howard Higgins( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Throughout the world today we are seeing former nation-states, as different as Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Canada, breaking up, or threatening to break up, into regions. The conflicts are economic, social, ethnic, linguistic, religious, political, and cultural. Regional Development Theories and Their Application analyzes the reasons for these conflicts and shows why attempts to eliminate regional disparities within nations have been largely unsuccessful
Regional policy in a changing world by Niles M Hansen( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Regional economic development : essays in honour of François Perroux by Benjamin Howard Higgins( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Breaking the bargain : public servants, ministers, and Parliament by Donald J Savoie( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
"In Breaking the Bargain, Donald J. Savoie reveals how the traditional deal struck between politicians and career officials that underpins the workings of our national political and administrative process is today being challenged. He demonstrates that the role of bureaucracy within the Canadian political machine has never been properly defined, and that the relationship between elected and permanent government officials is increasingly problematic. In effect, Savoie argues, the public service cannot function if it is expected to be both independent of, and subordinate to, elected officials." "While the public service is attempting to define its own political sphere, the House of Commons is also in a state of flux. The prime minister and his close advisers wield ever more power, and cabinet no longer occupies the policy ground to which it is entitled. Ministers, who have traditionally been able to develop their own roles, have increasingly lost their autonomy. Federal departmental structures are crumbling, giving way to a new model that favours that sharing of policy and program space. The implications of this functional shift are far-reaching, having a deep impact on public policy, government operations, and ultimately, individual and institutional accountability." "Drawing on a wide range of sources, including published and unpublished government documents and extensive interviews with present and former government officials, Savoie provides important historical background and clear analysis of the realities facing ministers, deputy ministers, and members of Parliament. Comprehensive and insightful, Breaking the Bargain makes a significant contribution to contemporary debate on governance and the potential for political reform in Canada."--Jacket
Taking stock : assessing public sector reforms ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
In the last tow decades governments have invested a great deal of time, money, and political capital in reforms to make the public sector more efficient. They have, however, invested little in evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts, accepting many of the reforms because of a belief in a particular approach to governing or an ideological commitment on the part of politicians. This collection of essays "takes stock" of these reform measures and their impact on public administration
Governance in a changing environment by B. Guy Peters( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Power : where is it? by Donald J Savoie( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 libraries worldwide
In recent years it has become extremely difficult to pinpoint the location of political and economic power, making it complicated to determine who is to blame for political and economic catastrophes and leading to increased disenchantment with Western politicians and bureaucrats. Power considers how forces such as globalization, the new media, the changing role of the courts in parliamentary democracies, the partisanship of political parties in shaping policy, and collapsing boundaries between governments and within government departments have caused citizens to feel their countries are less democratic. Savoie argues that power is leaving institutions and organizations and going to powerful individuals in both the public and private sectors, who often push aside formal processes in order to drive change
Court government and the collapse of accountability in Canada and the United Kingdom by Donald J Savoie( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Equity and efficiency in economic development : essays in honour of Benjamin Higgins by Irving Brecher( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Equity and Efficiency in Economic Development celebrates the long and illustrious career of Benjamin Higgins, Canada's most eminent development economist. In his honour, a group of world-renowned scholars tackles the most pervasive and baffling of today's economic, social, and political problems: how to design, construct, and administer an economic system that will function efficiently and assure improved living standards while respecting basic principles of individual freedom and social justice
The art of the state : governance in a world without frontiers ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Federal-provincial collaboration : the Canada-New Brunswick general development agreement by Donald J Savoie( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Visiting grandchildren : economic development in the Maritimes by Donald J Savoie( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
During his successful campaign to become Conservative Party leader in the spring of 2004, Stephen Harper said of the Maritime provinces, "We will see the day when the region is not the place where you visit your grandparents, but instead more often than not the place where you visit your grandchildren." In Visiting Grandchildren, esteemed policy analyst and scholar Donald J. Savoie explores how Canadian economic policies have served to exclude the Maritime provinces from the wealth enjoyed in many other parts of the country, especially southern Ontario, and calls for a radical new approach in how Canadian governments determine policies that affect the different regions.Savoie advocates a 'ratchet effect' for national economic policies, whereby regions take turns at high growth, with the slow-growth region of one period becoming the high-growth region of the next, with none moving from slow-growth to decline. He demonstrates how this pattern has been effective in countries undergoing long-term regional convergence and how it would recognize that what is good for the Maritimes is good for Canada no less than what is good for Ontario is good for Canada.Visiting Grandchildren looks to history, accidents of geography, and to the workings of national political and administrative institutions to explain the relative underdevelopment of the Maritime provinces. Savoie argues that the region must strive to redefine its relationship with the national government and with other regions, that it must ask fundamental questions of itself about its own responsibility for its present underdevelopment, develop a cooperative mindset, and embrace the market, if it is to prosper in the twenty-first century. Savoie's work serves as the blueprint for a new way of envisioning the Maritime region
Whatever happened to the music teacher? : how government decides and why by Donald J Savoie( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 libraries worldwide
"Thirty years ago, Anglo-American politicians set out to make the public sector look like the private sector. These reforms continue today, ultimately seeking to empower elected officials to shape policies and pushing public servants to manage operations in the same manner as their private-sector counterparts. In Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher?, Donald Savoie provides a nuanced account of how the Canadian federal government makes decisions. Savoie argues that the traditional role of public servants advising governments on policy has been turned on its head, and that evidence-based policy making is no longer valued as it once was. Policy making has become a matter of opinion, Google searches, focus groups, and public opinion surveys, where a well-connected lobbyist can provide any answers politicians wish to hear. As a result, public servants have lost their way and are uncertain about how they should assess management performance, how they should generate policy advice, how they should work with their political leaders, and how they should speak truth to political power - even within their own departments. Savoie demonstrates how recent management reforms in government have caused a steep rise in the overhead cost of government, as well as how the notion that public administration could be made to operate like the private sector has been misguided and costly to taxpayers. Abandoning "textbook" discussions of government and public service, Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher? Is a realistic portrayal of how policy decisions are made and how actors and institutions interact with one another and exposes the complexities, contradictions present in Canadian politics and governance."--Publisher's website
Governing : essays in honour of Donald J. Savoie by James Bickerton( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A festschrift in honour of Donald J. Savoie
Harrison McCain : Single-Minded Purpose by Donald J Savoie( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The only rival to Harrison McCain's entrepreneurial success was his deep attachment to his Maritime roots. From McCain's beginnings in Florenceville, New Brunswick, the early mentorship he received from K.C. Irving, to the global success of his corporate empire McCain Foods, Donald Savoie presents a compelling and candid biography of one of the most famous and down-to-earth figures in Canadian business history
La lutte pour le développement : le cas du Nord-Est by Donald J Savoie( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Notes historiques sur le Nouveau-Brunswick - La région : évolution historique - Les premiers efforts - Un engagement renouvelé. Évaluation de quelques projets issus des ententes - La région : des années 1960 aux années 1980 - Activités économiques de base et croissance - Vers une problématique locale du développement - Cartes - Annexes
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Alternative Names
Donald J. Savoie Canadian academic
Savoie, D. J.
Savoie, Donald, 1947-
Savoie, Donald J.
Savoie, Donald J. (Donald Joseph), 1947-
Savoie, Donald Joseph
Savoie, Donald Joseph 1947-
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French (7)
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