Revisiting the Democratic Deficit: The Urgent Case for Political Party Think Tanks
18 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2008
Date Written: October 31, 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.
Keywords: democratic deficit, Canada, think tank, federal politics, Cabinet, executive branch of government
JEL Classification: H11, H83
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