Tuning up the machinery

Date published: 2008-08-18 12:14:24 PM

Donald Savoie knows a thing or two about the machinery of government. He holds degrees in politics and economics from the Université de Moncton, the University of New Brunswick and Oxford University in England. He has published numerous books on governmental issues, and his groundbreaking studies of regional development in Atlantic Canada led to the establishment of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

In the past decade, Savoie has worked to help Canadians understand rapid and profound changes in the way government works by comparing Canada’s experiences with those of France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

By looking deep inside the machinery, Savoie has been able to shine new light on how the parts of a working government relate to each other, how government relates to its citizens and, most importantly, how representative democracy can be refined and improved.

Donald Savoie, public administration and governance, Université de Moncton