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Cabinet; Canada; democratic deficit; executive branch of government; federal politics; think tank
In this article, Irvin Studin, of Osgoode Hall Law School and formerly of the Privy Council Office, argues that Canada's true democratic deficit lies in the incumbency and division of labour advantages of an increasingly complex federal bureaucracy over an 'unarmed' elected executive. He proposes that state-funded political party think tanks be created to remedy the problem.
Studin, Irvin, "Revisiting the Democratic Deficit: The Urgent Case for Political Party Think Tanks" (2008). Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy. Research Paper No. 32/2008.