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Collective action in Canadian Public Policy through an evolutionary theory lens

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

As indicated in today’s class, here is the text of the assignment for before class on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. Individually Pick a Canadian policy issue where you see the need for self-organization (examples): Water management in the Fraser river basin Policing and surveillance on buses in Metro Vancouver Provision of health services for low-income […]

Should municipalities provide free counselling as a policy tool to address homelessness? (In-class Exercise)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Homelessness is a complex public policy problem that encompasses a broad variety of elements. This past week I asked you to use Schneider and Ingram (1993) social constructions of target populations framework to evaluate the case study I posted on Vista for an in-class assignment – would providing free counselling sessions to homeless folks work […]

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