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Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies

Works: 370 works in 821 publications in 2 languages and 26,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: JC355, 321.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ont.) Queen's University (Kingston
SARS in context : memory, history, policy by Jacalyn Duffin( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less than a year after the SARS outbreak in Toronto and well before the official reports were written, physicians involved in the control of the SARS outbreak joined with several historians of disease and policy experts to reflect on the crisis. The essays in SARS in Context are based on the papers and presentations from the 2004 symposium. Former Ontario Chief Coroner James Young and infectious disease expert Dick Zoutman recount their efforts to contain the mysterious new disease. In answer to questions about "lessons from the past," several distinguished historians of epidemics examine how their knowledge of responses to older plagues influenced their perception of SARS. They also reflect on how the advent of SARS alters their views of the past. Finally, policy experts comment on possible changes to health care that the SARS experience suggests should be made
A new synthesis of public administration : serving in the 21st century by Jocelyne Bourgon( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of how public service has changed in this new era of interconnectedness
International perspectives : integration and inclusion by James S Frideres( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the rising tide of international migration is impacting state policy across the globe
Water as a social opportunity by Seanna L Davidson( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often when water is thought about, the focus is on problems, challenges, and crises. In November 2012, a group of researchers came together at Queen's University with the idea that it is more illuminating and constructive to think about water as an opportunity. Water as a Social Opportunity conveys the idea that the ways in which society responds to water-related challenges has the potential to yield a variety of positive outcomes not just for water, or the economy, but for society more broadly. Contributors consider water issues across Canada from this original perspective, and suggest this concept as a basis for developing a long-overdue national water strategy in Canada
Women and work by Richard P Chaykowski( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women and Work offers analyses of women and the labour market with respect to a wide range of topics that include: technological change, skill requirements and training; income security programs and work decisions of lone parents; the dynamics of welfare participation; school-to-work transitions; equality legislation; and, collective bargaining, remuneration and workplace benefits. Book jacket."--Jacket
Managing a Canadian healthcare strategy by A. Scott Carson( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canada's fragmented healthcare system is one of the most expensive among the OECD countries, yet the quality of its performance is mediocre at best. Canada lacks a system-wide healthcare strategy that brings together the many individual federal/provincial/territorial strategies into a comprehensive and coherent whole. Managing a Canadian Healthcare Strategy is a collection of ten original policy research papers by leading Canadian and international scholars. It addresses three important questions. First, if Canada had a unifying strategy, how would we measure its success and monitor its performance? In this section, the role of big data and managerial quality metrics are explored. Second, who are the agents of change to bring about a Canadian system-wide strategy? By default, only governments are seen to be capable of effectively driving reform in healthcare. In this section, it is demonstrated that important agents of positive change must include health professions, patients, public and business. Third, how can the jurisdictional realities of Canada's political system be managed to bring about strategic reform? Although, barriers and impediments preoccupy Canadians, the final section explores some ways to overcome the challenges."--
Making EI work : research from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force by Keith G Banting( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the inception and design of Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) program, the Canadian economy and labour market have undergone dramatic changes. It is clear that EI has not kept pace with those changes, and experts and advocates agree that the program is no longer effective or equitable. Making EI Work is the result of a panel of distinguished scholars gathered by the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and future directions of EI. The authors identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system, and consider how it could be improved to better and more fairly support those in need. They make suggestions for facilitating a more efficient Canadian labour market, and meeting the human capital requirements of a dynamic economy for the present and the foreseeable future. The chapters that comprise Making EI Work informed the task force's final recommendations, and form an engaging dialogue that makes the case for, and defines the parameters of, a reformed support system for Canada's unemployed."--Publisher's website
Navigating on the Titanic : economic growth, energy, and the failure of governance by Bryne Brock Purchase( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navigating the Titanic outlines the brief history of economic growth and the private and public institutions - markets, corporations, households, and governments - which underpin that growth. Bryne Purchase examines mega-risks related to our economy's use of fossil fuels and specifically looks at resource depletion, energy security, and climate change - all "mega-risks" because they are both global in scope and potentially existential in impact. Focusing on North America, with a particular emphasis on the United States, Purchase's central argument is that the institutions which have produced spectacular economic growth are not capable of acting with prudence to deal with these mega-risks before they become a real danger. He identifies certain institutional design flaws that, while underwriting economic growth, leave society open to potentially catastrophic failure and reveals how these design flaws have been compounded by the stresses of the growing income inequality in society
The multiculturalism question : debating identity in 21st century Canada by Jack Jedwab( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canada's policy of multiculturalism has been the object of ongoing debate since it was first introduced in 1971. Decades later, Canadians still seem uncertain about the meaning of multiculturalism. Detractors insist that government has not succeeded in discouraging immigrants and their descendants from preserving their cultures of origin, undercutting a necessary identification with Canada, while supporters argue that immigrant groups' abilities to influence their adjustments to Canada has strengthened their sense of belonging. Beyond what often seems to be a polarized debate is a broad spectrum of opinion around multiculturalism in Canada and what it means to be Canadian. The Multiculturalism Question analyzes the policy, ideology, and message of multiculturalism. Several of Canada's leading thinkers provide valuable insights into a crucial debate that will inevitably continue well into the future."--Page 4 de la couverture
Government-nonprofit relations in times of recession by Ont.) Queen's University (Kingston( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhaustive study of changing nonprofit policy issues in response to the economic recession
Comparing federal systems by Ronald L Watts( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this updated second edition, Ronald Watts provides a clear analysis of the design and operation of a sample of federations chosen for their relevance to Canadian issues. There is much that can be learned by Canadians from the experience of federal systems elsewhere. At present there are 24 federations in the world (representing over forty per cent of the world's population). A distinctive feature of the popularity of federalism in the contemporary world is that its application has taken a variety of forms and has includes some new variants and innovations." "Countries studied include the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, and Germany as examples of developed industrial societies; India and Malaysia as examples of multilingual and multicultural federations; Belgium and Spain as examples of emerging federal systems that illustrate bicommunal and asymmetrical approaches; and Czechoslovakia and Pakistan as examples of bicommunal federations that have failed. Watts compares the interaction of social diversity and political institutions, the distribution of powers and finances, the processes contributing to flexibility or rigidity in adjustment, the extent of internal symmetry or asymmetry, the degree of centralization and decentralization, the character of representation in federal institutions, the role of constitutions and courts, the provisions for constitutional rights and secession, and the pathology of federations."--Back cover
Canada and the Crown : essays on constitutional monarchy by D. Michael Jackson( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on papers given at a Diamond Jubilee conference on the Crown held in Regina in 2012, this title assesses the historical and contemporary importance of constitutional monarchy in Canada
Economic transitions with Chinese characteristics : social change during thirty years of reform by Arthur Sweetman( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic Transitions with Chinese Characteristics: Social Change During Thirty Years of Reform explores a broad set of issues from an economic perspective. It addresses issues ranging from land tenure and housing to migration, labor markets, health care, demographics, and more. After 30 years of incredibly rapid economic growth, standards of living in China have increased appreciably and many families have been raised from poverty. New concerns, such as economic inequality and environmental degradation, are, however, arising. Economic issues related to China's reforms are explored in an accessible manner by a wide array of Chinese and international scholars who use this anniversary to take stock of, and provide insight into, the remarkable transitions underway. Contributors include Bruce Anderson (Queen's University), Gordon Betcherman (World Bank), John Cai (Fudan University), Jie Chen (Fudan University), Zhao Chen (Fudan University), Weili Ding (Queen's University), Julan Du (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Peilei Fan (Michigan State University), Emily M. Hill (Queen's University), Gary H. Jefferson (Brandeis University), Stever F. Lehrer (Queen's University), Shuzhuo Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Xiaofeng Liu (Fudan University), Ming Lu (Fudan University), Changyuan Luo (Fudan University), Warren Mabee (Queen's University), John Meligrana (Queen's University), Stephen Morgan (University of Nottingham), Naoki Murakami (Nihon University), Wenwei Ren (Fudan University), Ana Revenga (World Bank), Yucheng Sang (Fudan University), and Christoph M. Schimmele (University of Victoria). The other contributors are: Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University), Minna Hahn Tong (World Bank), Guanghua Wan (Yunnan University), Yongqin Wang (Fudan University), Kailei Wei (Hainan University), Guanzhong James Wen (Trinity College), Sonia M.L. Wong (Lingnan University), Zheng Wu (University of Victoria), Rudai Yand (Peking University), Shujie Yao (University of Nottingham), Yang Yao
Comparing federal systems in the 1990s by Ronald L Watts( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where to from here? : keeping medicare sustainable by S. J Duckett( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of universal healthcare in Canada and possible areas for improvement
Immigration and integration in Canada in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "two-way street" of successful integration requires commitment from both Canadian society writ large an immigrants themselves. This book looks at the social, cultural, economic, and political integration of newcomers and minorities and establishes measures for assessing the success of integration practices." "The book is divided into two sections. In the first section, authors review the current literature on the topic, using it to develop practical indicators that can be used to measure each group's relative success in integration. The second section addresses the context of various forms of integration, providing detailed information on Canada's integration efforts. Together, the two sections present broad overviews of issues related to integration."--Jacket
Dreamland : how Canada's pretend foreign policy has undermined sovereignty by Roy Anthony Rempel( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes how Canada's foreign policy has subverted the myths that Canadians believe about themselves and their place in the world. This book shows that a true partnership with the United States can lead to a pivotal bilateral relationship that would be to Canada's international advantage
The communications revolution at work : the social, economic and political impacts of technological change( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nonprofit sector in Canada : roles and relationships( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Governments see nonprofit agencies as an alternative mechanism for delivering public services. Activists see voluntary organizations as instruments of change. Analysts see community organizations as sources of trust and social cohesion. Despite these heady expectations, we know remarkably little about the nonprofit sector in Canada. In this book a group of scholars responds to the need for basic research in this field, exploring the scope of the nonprofit sector, the diverse roles that such organizations play, and their relationships with both government and the private sector."--Jacket
Lone parent incomes and social policy outcomes : Canada in international perspective by Terrance Hunsley( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The majority of the more than one million lone-parent families in Canada live below the poverty line. To evaluate the effectiveness of Canadian policies in helping low-income, lone-parent families, Terrance Hunsley compares the final income of five different types of families in 10 countries, and draws on interviews conducted with lone parents in the same set of countries." "Comparing the final income of different types of families illustrates the effects of social programs on the distribution of income, incentives to employment and training, and child support payments. Surprisingly, policies appear to preclude both full- and part-time employment for most lone mothers, a finding eloquently substantiated by the testimony of lone parents from around the world." "The author recommends an approach to improving both public and private child support, rent subsidies for low-wage workers, support for lone parents during training and education programs, and more complete and accessible information about benefits and programs for lone parents."--Jacket
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Women and work
A new synthesis of public administration : serving in the 21st centuryWomen and workComparing federal systemsEconomic transitions with Chinese characteristics : social change during thirty years of reformComparing federal systems in the 1990sImmigration and integration in Canada in the twenty-first centuryDreamland : how Canada's pretend foreign policy has undermined sovereigntyThe communications revolution at work : the social, economic and political impacts of technological change
Alternative Names

Queen's University at Kingston. School of Policy Studies

Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.) École des études en politiques publiques

Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). SPS

School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies of the Queen's University.

School of Policy Studies Queen's University.

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French (1)