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Author Zussman, David, author.

Title Off and running : the prospects and pitfalls of government transitions in Canada / David Zussman.

Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
©2013.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  352.230971 ZUSS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series The Institute of Public Administration of Canada series in public management and governance.
Institute of Public Administration of Canada series in public management and governance.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction 3 -- 2 Context of Transitions: Setting the Stage 14 -- Introduction 14 -- Types of Transitions 14 -- Phases of a Transition 18 -- Key Players 23 -- Media 35 -- Conclusion 37 -- 3 Pre-Election Phase: Kick-Starting the Transition 39 -- Introduction 39 -- Transition Team 40 -- Important Working Relationships 52 -- Readying the Leader to Govern 53 -- Preparing for the Personal Side of Transitions 68 -- Principles into Practice 70 -- Conclusion 72 -- 4 Transition Plan 74 -- Introduction 74 -- Key Elements 74 -- Prime Minister's Office 76 -- Ministers' Offices 81 -- Governor-in-Council Appointments 82 -- Cabinet-Making 86 -- Key Cabinet Positions 92 -- Cabinet Decision-Making 94 -- Machinery-of-Government Considerations 95 -- Key Public Service Appointments 98 -- Media 101 -- Conclusion 103 -- 5 Election Phase: Putting the Building Blocks in Place 105 -- Introduction 105 -- Political Perspective 110 -- Public Service Perspective 113 -- Information 118 -- Conclusion 124 -- 6 Post-Election Phase: Electioneering to Governing 126 -- Introduction 126 -- Post-Election Environment 126 -- When the Rubber Hits the Road 128 -- First Meetings 135 -- Swearing-In 147 -- Pressing Issues 149 -- Outgoing Governments 150 -- Public Service in Transition 150 -- Conclusion 152 -- 7 Post-Election Phase: Getting the Fundamentals Right 154 -- Introduction 154 -- Cabinet Selection 155 -- Staffing 168 -- Conclusion 174 -- 8 Consolidation Phase: Making the Transition a Reality 176 -- Introduction 176 -- Mandate Letters 177 -- Cabinet Meetings 180 -- Early Days as a Minister 185 -- Orientation: Training and Mentors 188 -- Prime Minister Meets the Deputy Ministers 193 -- Caucus Management 200 -- Evaluating Past Performance 201 -- Conclusion 203 -- 9 Conclusion 204 -- Introduction 204 -- Personal Reflections 206 -- Key Elements in Transition Planning 208 -- Understanding the Emerging Importance of Political Advisors 210 -- Outstanding Issues 215.
Subject Prime ministers -- Canada -- Transition periods.
Canada -- Politics and government -- Decision making.
ISBN 9781442647091 (bound)
1442647094 (bound)
9781442615274 (paperback)
1442615273 (paperback)