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POLS 3940 - Accountability and Canadian Government U (3-0) [0.50]

This course examines the role of accountability within the Canadian government. With an emphasis on fiscal policy at the federal level, the course uses an investigative framework to trace the linkages from policies and decisions to outcomes, and explores the factors that inhibit or facilitate the assignment of responsibility in a complex modern democracy. The roles of various actors (corporations, citizens, lobbyists, bureaucrats, politicians) within Canadian politics are explored, as are such issues as fiscal accountability, government spending, social programming, and economic dependency. (This is a multi-media course requiring on-line access to Netscape 4.0 or equivalent, as well as a video cassette recorder and television.) (Offered through Distance Education format only.)