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    CPSA Students Caucus Meeting

    Congrès annuel de l'ACSP 2019 - 4 juin 2019
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    Workshop: The Official Languages Act at 50
    Le 50e anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles

    Congrès annuel de l'ACSP 2019 - 4 juin 2019
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    Reception: Department of Political Science
    University of British Columbia

    Congrès annuel de l'ACSP 2019 - 4 juin 2019
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    Association canadienne de science politique
    Programme du congrès annuel de l'ACSP 2019


    Organisé à l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique
    Mardi le 4 juin 2019 au jeudi 6 juin 2019
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    Discours présidentiel
    François Rocher, CPSA President

    Vie et mort d’un enjeu
    la science politique canadienne
    et la politique québécoise

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Mardi le 4 juin 2019 | 17 h 00 - 18 h 00
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    Keynote: UBCIC Grand
    Chief Stewart Phillip

    Asserting Indigenous
    Title and Rights in 2019

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Mardi le 4 juin 2019 | 10 h 30 - 12 h 00
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    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Brown
    In the Ruins of Neoliberalism:
    Our Predicaments:
    the Rise of Anti-democratic
    Politics in the West

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Mercredi le 5 juin 2019 | 14 h 00 - 15 h 30
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    Keynote Speaker: Roland Paris
    Canada Alone?
    Surviving in a Meaner World

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Jeudi le 6 juin 2019 | 10 h 30 - 12 h 00

ACSP/ACPAP, section sur l’administration publique

K12 - Roundtable: The Public Servant's Role in Canadian Democracy I

Date: Jun 5 | Heure: 02:00pm to 03:30pm | Location: SWING 109

Chair/Président/Présidente : Jared Wesley (University of Alberta)

Brendan Boyd (MacEwan University)
Laura Stephenson (Western University)
Jean-Francois Savard (École nationale d'administration publiqye)
Isabelle Caron (Dalhousie University)
Ken Rasmussen (University of Regina)

Abstract: Many politicians and citizens have pointed views about the public sector. Its size, cost, and reach are topics of heated debate, pitting big-state progressives against small-government conservatives. “Bureaucracy bashing” has been common in western countries. Recent surges in populist rhetoric in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, have painted the public service as an elite institution contributing to an unresponsive, unproductive, even undemocratic system. Beyond these high-level, left-versus-right debates, the precise function of public servants in Canadian democracy is less refined. In particular, little is known about how bureaucrats, themselves, view their role in 21st Century Canadian democracy. The proposed set of two roundtables is designed to stimulate thought around the position of public servants in Canadian government and politics. Codes of conduct and ethics, and values and missions statements, provide general guidelines for public service behaviour. Yet, these documents remain silent on the important part public servants play outside their boardrooms and cubicles, and in the broader Canadian society and democracy. Just what purpose do public servants see themselves serving? The two roundtables bring together Canada’s top experts in the fields of democratic governance and public administration. The ultimate goal is to formulate a SSHRC Insight Grant proposal to survey federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, and Indigenous public servants about their perceptions of democracy and their role within it. The resulting study would be the first of its kind in Canada and Westminster parliamentary democracies.