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The Council of the Federation: Effectiveness in Intergovernmental Institutions

  • Author / Creator
    Semaniuk, Megan
  • This thesis examines the effectiveness of the Council of the Federation as an intergovernmental institution. Through an analysis of sixteen communiqué periods, the researcher found that the Council of the Federation is an effective intergovernmental institution because it facilitates the identification of common priorities among premiers. This research demonstrates that weak institutionalization does not amount to ineffective institutions. The analysis also concluded that interprovincial collaboration has become the most salient element of the Council of the Federation communiqués. Overall, this thesis offers insight into what effectiveness means in Canadian intergovernmental institutions.

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  • Graduation date
    2016-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3TH8BS5C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Political Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Wesley, Jared (Political Science)
    • Urquhart, Ian (Political Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Thorlakson, Lori (Political Science)