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UNMASKING LEGAL CORRUPTION AND LEGAL EXTORTION

Robin Higham and Gilles Paquet

Canadians have become collectively blind to legal corruption and privately indulging in legal extortion. This has to be denounced.







SUPER-BUREAUCRATS AS ENFANTS DU SIÈCLE

Gilles Paquet

Are super-bureaucrats (Auditor General, Parliamentary Budget Officer, and commissars of all sorts) becoming agents of counter-democracy who are attempting to usurp the role of elected officials? If so, some sabotage of the harms inflicted is required.







INTEGRATING RISK AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: A PROPOSED MODEL

David Coderre and Gregory Richards

A large number of organizations have both risk and performance management programs. Yet they are often not integrated. The authors show the benefits of integrating these programs and making better use of both families of indicators.







ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RELIGIOUS FERVOR: QUEBEC 1920-1970

Vincent Geloso and Hubert Villeneuve

It has been argued that, in Quebec, the church was displaced by the welfare state which took over many of its social responsibilities after 1960. An alternative hypothesis is that the decline of the church may have come much earlier in the postwar period as a result of economic growth.







LETTER FROM THE EDITOR IN CHIEF

Gilles Paquet











THE MISERY OF NEOLIBERAL GOVERNMENTALITY

Guy Stanley

Neo-liberalism is a form of governmentality through which citizens are led to adapt to the system of their own accord. Is this an inescapable trap? Could technology, imagination and human sympathy lead us out of it?







ON CRITICAL THINKING

Gilles Paquet

In Canadian public administration, there has been a decline in critical thinking. This paper identifies the blockages at the source of this decline, and suggests ways to refurbish it.











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