The politics of slow progress : federal Aboriginal policy processes / G. Bruce Doern.: Z1-1991/1-41-91E-PDF

“The purpose of this study is to describe and critically examine the dynamics of the federal Aboriginal policy process. The focus is primarily on developments since the early 1980s but but with frequent reference to the 1960s and 1970s as well. The larger history of many centuries is not examined though many of its benchmark events and features clearly set the context for the contemporary federal policy process. More particularly, the study examines how the federal Aboriginal policy process has changed and how and why federal involvement in Aboriginal matters has changed. The analysis also deals with how federal policies have changed in the light of changes in Aboriginal governance. Governance issues focus mainly on the role of national Aboriginal organizations but, in so doing, they also allow us to examine how Aboriginal women, youth, and urban residents have been involved in, and affected by, the policy process"--Intro., p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Privy Council Office.
Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
Title The politics of slow progress : federal Aboriginal policy processes / G. Bruce Doern.
Variant title Federal Aboriginal policy processes
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Historical publication digitized by the Privy Council Office of Canada.
Cover title.
"A study prepared for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Ottawa, November 1994."
Includes bibliographical references.
pt. I. The macro policy process -- Macro federal policy processes: Aboriginal issues, agendas and pressures -- National Aboriginal organizations -- pt. II. Micro policy formation -- DIAND, minsters and key policy dynamics -- Policy processes on governance -- pt. III. The middle realm of policy formation -- Aboriginal social policy formation -- Aboriginal economic policy formation -- Conclusions.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, [1994]
Author / Contributor Doern, G. Bruce,1942-
Description v, 177 p.
Catalogue number
  • Z1-1991/1-41-91E-PDF
Edition Expanded version.
Subject terms Commissions of inquiry
Aboriginal peoples
Government policy
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