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The Resource At the centre of government : the Prime Minister and the limits on political power, Ian Brodie

At the centre of government : the Prime Minister and the limits on political power, Ian Brodie

Label
At the centre of government : the Prime Minister and the limits on political power
Title
At the centre of government
Title remainder
the Prime Minister and the limits on political power
Statement of responsibility
Ian Brodie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This exhaustively researched and deftly written book offers a first-hand view of the inner workings of the Canadian federal government, with a particular focus on the interplay between the Prime Minister's Office, the Privy Council Office, the federal cabinet, and the role backbench MPs, and parliamentary committees. Brodie argues that the various workings of the PMO, PCO, the cabinet, parliamentary committees, and the role of backbench MPs puts a lie to the proposition that the prime minister has evolved into the role of a dictator of sorts with unchecked control over the levers of political power. He offers a much-needed corrective to the dominant thinking that a Canadian prime minister holds power without limits, approaching unchecked domination over party, caucus, cabinet, Parliament, the public service, and the policy agenda. In Brodie's view, the prime minister is not a tyrant. There are effective checks on executive power. The golden age of Parliament and the backbencher is probably now. The author's contribution is that of a former insider, someone who worked at the centre and witnessed the circumstances, many of them institutional in character, that constrain the prime minister. The book calls for sober second thought about many of the proposals for reform."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brodie, Ian
Dewey number
320.971
Index
index present
LC call number
JL75
LC item number
.B72 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Legislative power
  • Executive power
  • Separation of powers
  • Federal government
  • Constitutional law
  • Prime ministers
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Constitutional law
  • Executive power
  • Federal government
  • Legislative power
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • Separation of powers
  • Canada
Label
At the centre of government : the Prime Minister and the limits on political power, Ian Brodie
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Getting to government : an autobiographical note -- Governing from the centre : how we came to see the PM as a dictator -- The origins of cabinet government -- Delegation and its limits : the core powers of a prime minister -- Making a cabinet -- The executive branch and parliament -- Managing a government agenda -- Prime ministers and political parties -- Democratizing or bureaucratizing the constitution? -- Afterword : Leaving government : another autobiographical note
Control code
1034731589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 205 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773553781
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7882a95b-d496-4273-a573-07a53f35281c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034731589
Label
At the centre of government : the Prime Minister and the limits on political power, Ian Brodie
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Getting to government : an autobiographical note -- Governing from the centre : how we came to see the PM as a dictator -- The origins of cabinet government -- Delegation and its limits : the core powers of a prime minister -- Making a cabinet -- The executive branch and parliament -- Managing a government agenda -- Prime ministers and political parties -- Democratizing or bureaucratizing the constitution? -- Afterword : Leaving government : another autobiographical note
Control code
1034731589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 205 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773553781
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7882a95b-d496-4273-a573-07a53f35281c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034731589

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