Revisiting the Democratic Deficit: The Urgent Case for Political Party Think Tanks
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
October 31, 2008
CLPE Research Paper No. 32/2008
In this article, Irvin Studin, of Osgoode Hall Law School and formerly of the Privy Council Office, argues that Canada's true democratic deficit lies in the incumbency and division of labour advantages of an increasingly complex federal bureaucracy over an 'unarmed' elected executive. He proposes that state-funded political party think tanks be created to remedy the problem.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: democratic deficit, Canada, think tank, federal politics, Cabinet, executive branch of government
JEL Classification: H11, H83working papers series
Date posted: November 4, 2008
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