New book for early-career civil servants meant to demystify how government works
By Emily HawsFeb. 13, 2019
Many low-level public servants don't understand how the government works more broadly, says co-author Alex Marland.
The role of the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council, located on Wellington Street across the road from Parliament Hill, is one of the main points discussed in a new book by professors Alex Marland and Jared Wesley, The Public Servant's Guide to Government in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Not sure what the bureaucracy’s hierarchy is? Never heard of a policy cycle? Not sure what you need to emphasize in your public-sector job application? Memorial University political science professor Alex Marland has a book for you.
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