Opening the Government of Canada

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Opening the Government of Canada: The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age

By Amanda Clarke

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February 23, 2021

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Book Description

Opening the Government of Canada presents a compelling case for a more open model of governance in the digital age – but a model that also continues to uphold democratic principles at the heart of the Westminster system. Amanda Clarke details the untold story of the federal bureaucracy’s efforts to adapt to digital-age pressures from the mid-2000s onward. This book reveals the mismatch between the closed government traditions of bureaucracy and evolving citizen expectations and digital tools. Striking a balance between reform and tradition, lays out a roadmap for building a democratically robust, digital-era federal government.

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