Rescuing Policy: The Case for Public Engagement

01/12/2012

Le Forum des politiques publiques du Canada est heureux d'annoncer le lancement d'une nouvelle publication intitulée Rescuing Policy: The Case for Public Engagement, écrite par Don Lenihan, notre vice-président, Engagement.

 

 

Pourquoi lire ce livre?

Écrit principalement pour montrer l'importance de l'engagement public, il constitue en même temps un guide sur les problèmes et les possibilités qui vont de pair avec la collaboration et l'engagement, donnant une description systématique du fonctionnement des processus d'engagement avec des études de cas. Un style non-technique a été choisi pour le rendre accessible à un vaste public.

Ce livre est le rapport final sur le Projet d'engagement public. Sept gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux - Colombie-Britannique, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nouveau-Brunswick, Terre-Neuve et Nunavut - ont participé au projet ainsi que l'École de la fonction publique du Canada, la Ville d'Hamilton et le gouvernement australien.

Au sujet de l'auteur

Don Lenihan est vice-président, Engagement, au Forum des politiques publiques à Ottawa (Canada). Spécialiste de la démocratie et de l'engagement public, de la responsabilisation et de la prestation des services, il jouit d'une réputation internationale. Don a plus de 25 ans d'expérience dans ces domaines comme directeur de projet, auteur, conférencier, conseiller gouvernemental de haut niveau, formateur et animateur. Il a écrit de nombreux articles, études et livres.

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Que disent les premiers lecteurs...

"Governments work best when they include people in the decisions that touch their lives. Lenihan's work provides a thoughtful analysis of the factors that influence those decisions, and draws a roadmap toward new models of citizen engagement."
Hon. David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick

"A great read and a reminder why I come to work each day..."
Chris Murray, City Manager, City of Hamilton

"...a must-read, particularly for the skeptics, who still think of engagement as utopia. It can be done, and Lenihan shows us how."
Graham Fox, President and CEO, Institute for Research on Public Policy

"This book gives me hope that our elected governments really can work with the public to find sustainable solutions to the complex public policy issues of our generation"
Penny Ballem, City Manager, Vancouver

"Governments need to find new ways to restore confidence and generate new processes. Public engagement may just be the answer."
Lynelle Briggs, Former CEO, Medicare Australia

"Lenihan delivers a sharp and telling critique of the shortcomings of contemporary policy-making... He also proposes a provocative way out..."
Giles Gherson, Deputy Minister, Consumer Services, Government of Ontario

        

"Don Lenihan sets out a blueprint for a new open-source democracy which is an ambitious call to action for citizens, elected officials, and policy leaders..."
Nik Nanos, President & CEO, Nanos Research

"...a persuasive and very readable book that makes a compelling case for public engagement..."
David Zussman, Jarislowsky Chair in Public Management, University of Ottawa

"This work...provides a valuable contribution to our discussions on effectively engaging citizens in the public policy process."
Brian Manning, Former Deputy Minister of Executive Council, Government of Alberta

"...an important analysis of the challenges facing policy makers in an increasingly complex and interconnected world..."
Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Community and Social Services, Government of Ontario

"Rescuing Policy shines a much needed light on the damage "consumer politics" is having on Canadian society and offers an exciting alternative to realize the potential and promise of our communities."
Karen Farbridge, Mayor, City of Guelph

"Don Lenihan accurately frames the emerging challenges confronting policy-makers created by changing demographics and expectations among citizens. There is growing need to rethink how government engages the public, and Lenihan's ideas are part of the solution."
David Eaves, Blogger and Public Policy Entrepreneur