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Presentations

Click the name of one of the presenters from the list below to access their abstract and an .mp3 recording of their presentation. To start the audio, click the play button below the abstract.



Corporatism and Democracy in Canada.
Saul, John Ralston

Public policy in Alberta and, more generally in Canada; has experienced a sea-change in recent years. In particular a shrinkage in public sector functions has given way to an increased role, in both policy formation and implementation, for private sector organizations. The implication of these changes are still unclear. However, at least some authors such as John Ralston Saul suggest that a corporatist model of governance has emerged which is incompatible with a healthy democracy.

Debunking the Myth of New Zealand's Success Story.
Kelsey, Jane

Insights from her book, Economic Fundamentalism

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