Revisiting the Democratic Deficit: The Urgent Case for Political Party Think Tanks

18 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2008

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Irvin Studin

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: October 31, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Studin, Irvin, Revisiting the Democratic Deficit: The Urgent Case for Political Party Think Tanks (October 31, 2008). CLPE Research Paper No. 32/2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1292784 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1292784

Irvin Studin (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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