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Savoie, Donald J.

Works: 130 works in 435 publications in 2 languages and 16,590 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: JF1351, 351
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Most widely held works by Donald J Savoie
Taking stock assessing public sector reforms ( file )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,319 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." --Book Jacket
Governance in a changing environment by B. Guy Peters( file )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Governing from the centre the concentration of power in Canadian politics by Donald J Savoie( file )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,125 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
Federal-provincial collaboration the Canada-New Brunswick general development agreement by Donald J Savoie( file )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Power where is it? by Donald J Savoie( file )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,088 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( file )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
Whatever happened to the music teacher? how government decides and why by Donald J Savoie( file )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 913 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
Equity and efficiency in economic development essays in honour of Benjamin Higgins ( file )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Regional economic development : Canada's search for solutions by Donald J Savoie( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Governing essays in honour of Donald J. Savoie by James Bickerton( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
A festschrift in honour of Donald J. Savoie
Thatcher, Reagan, Mulroney : in search of a new bureaucracy by Donald J Savoie( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
La lutte pour le développement le cas du Nord-Est by Donald J Savoie( file )
6 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 391 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
The politics of public spending in Canada by Donald J Savoie( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Regional policy in a changing world by Niles M Hansen( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Regional development theories & their application by Benjamin Howard Higgins( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 311 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 economic development : essays in honour of François Perroux by Benjamin Howard Higgins( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Visiting grandchildren : economic development in the Maritimes by Donald J Savoie( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Breaking the bargain : public servants, ministers, and Parliament by Donald J Savoie( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 292 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."--BOOK JACKET
The art of the state : governance in a world without frontiers ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Governance in the Twenty-first Century revitalizing the public service ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
This text examines the changes required to revitalize government in industrial democracies. The contributors to the book recognize both the difficulty of making predictions and the need to consider the future in order to prepare the public sector for new challenges
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Alternative Names
Savoie, D. J.
Savoie, Donald J.
Savoie, Donald Joseph
Savoie, Donald Joseph 1947-
English (173)
French (14)
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