How Government Really Works

How Government Really Works

This book exposes the inherent complexities and challenges found in government environments and offers insights to help bureaucrats, and those working alongside bureaucrats, better understand the dynamics of provincial government in Canada.
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This book exposes the inherent complexities and challenges found in government environments and offers insights to help bureaucrats, and those working alongside bureaucrats, better understand the dynamics of provincial government in Canada.

The authors are career civil servants with more than 60 years of service between them. They share practical advice and include insights from senior bureaucrats and academics, about how best to navigate relationships within the government sector. The result is an entertaining and fast-paced read.

The book is aimed at civil servants, politicians, media, unions, lobbyists and others who work closely with the bureaucracy and who want to better understand how the system works.

Jane Allt (CA)
JANE ALLT worked for the Nova Scotia public service for 30 years in both central agencies and line departments. She attended Mount Saint Vincent University and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master in Public Administration degree. She is also a graduate of the Queen's University Executive Program for HR Leaders and the provincial government's Executive Leadership Program. She has been a volunteer with not for profit organizations for more than 40 years. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Page length 240
Publication date (yyyymmmdd) 20201013
Publisher Formac
ISBN: 9781459506282