MISC-2009 MISC Annual Conference

Description:

This conference will bring together academics and practitioners to address the influence of public opinion and mass media on the policy-making process, the role of evidence based research, the influence of non-governmental actors, and how policy-making decisions are made in a time of crisis. Ultimately, the objective of this conference will be to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to bear on the processes and players that impact and shape public policy in Canada.


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26/03/2009 16:00Pre-Conference PanelWendy Thomson THE STATE OF PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN CANADA-Panel Discussion
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26/03/2009 18:00Opening KeynoteJames M. Flaherty WORDS OF WELCOME Antonia Maioni, Heather Munroe-Blum OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS The Honourable James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Department of Finance Canada
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27/03/2009 08:47Keynote AddressKevin G. Lynch KEYNOTE ADDRESS Kevin G. Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet - Public Policy Making in a Crisis
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27/03/2009 09:30Panel 1Christopher P. ManfrediDOES EVIDENCE MATTER IN POLICY-MAKING? How does evidence-based research influence public policy? How is evidence considered by policy makers in prioritizing issues and in analyzing alternative solutions? How and when do governments use evidence-based research?
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27/03/2009 11:15Panel 2William Watson DO BIG CRISES GENERATE BAD POLICY? How does a “crisis” affect public policy? Does a crisis allow government to act more efficiently, or simply react with little time for analysis or reflection? Does a crisis limit the influence of outside actors in the policy making process?
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27/03/2009 14:00Panel 3Denis Saint-MartinHOW MANY COOKS IN THE POLICY-MAKING KITCHEN? Where do innovative public policy ideas come from? Who are the drivers of public policy from outside government? Can societal actors influence the policy process? Are there too many actors in the policy making process?
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27/03/2009 15:45Panel 4L. Ian MacDonald DO MEDIA AND PUBLIC OPINION REALLY MATTER? How does the mass media inform or shape public opinion on issues of public policy? Does public opinion influence public policy? In what ways have governments used public opinion research to develop public policy?
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