Political Science

POLS3284The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

In recent years, there has been considerable focus on the role of Prime Minister in Canadian politics.  Many believe power has become excessively concentrated in the hands of the Prime Minister and a handful of close advisors, with important implications for the democratic quality of our political system.  This course examines the concentration of power in Canadian politics, looking at both theoretical and historical dimensions of the issue, as well as its manifestation in current political debates.