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PPG1000H: Governance and Institutions

Course Description

This course is intended to provide foundational knowledge of key governance structures and political institutions at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels in Canada.  The course will examine the Constitution, the Westminster parliamentary system, federalism, and the courts. In this course, students will consider emerging challenges to existing institutions, including the rise of cities, demands for self-government among Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, and the transition from government to governance, and will conclude by reflecting on the quality of Canada’s democratic institutions in comparative perspective.

It is taught in four concurrent sections, by three instructors: Professor Ian Clark (Lec. 0102), Professor Gabriel Eidelman (Lec. 0103) and Professor Phil Triadafiloupoulos (Lec. 0101 and Lec. 0104).

Fall (1st year)

Ian Clark
Gabriel Eidelman
Phil Triadafiloupoulos

Required of all first year students. (All 4 sections of this course will be offered in the Fall term, and students will be graded individually by the instructors in each part of the course.)