Public Administration in Canada: Selected Readings


354 pages
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography
ISBN 0-458-95250-8




Edited by Kenneth Kernaghan
Reviewed by Toby Rupert

Toby Rupert was a librarian living in Toronto.


This collection of readings, last issued in 1977 as the third edition (reviewed in CBRA 1977), contains some new materials as well as reprints. In the past six years there has been much more concern on the level of public administration expertise in Canada, and the new entries in this collection include items on crown agencies, intergovernmental administrative relations, bilingualism, decision-making, financial administration, expenditure management, merit system, ministerial responsibility, bureaucratic politics, representative democracy, the ombudsman concept, and freedom of information. Twenty-four cases are provided in the author’s companion book, Canadian Cases in Public Administration (Methuen, 1977) and there are bibliographies at the end of each of the seven chapters here.


“Public Administration in Canada: Selected Readings,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 18, 2024,