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“Teaching public policy: Global convergence or difference?” Leslie A. Pal and Ian D. Clark, Policy and Society, Volume 35, Issue 4, December 2016, pp 283-297. <Taylor & Francis abstract>
“The MPA/MPP in the Anglo-democracies: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” Leslie A. Pal and Ian D. Clark, Policy and Society, Volume 35, Issue 4, December 2016, pp 299-313. <Taylor & Francis abstract>
“Making reform stick: Political acumen as an element of political capacity for policy change and innovation,” Leslie A. Pal and Ian D. Clark, Policy and Society, Volume 34, Issues 3-4, September – December 2015, pp 247-257. <Elsevier abstract>
“Program Evaluation and Aboriginal Affairs: A History and a Thought Experiment,” Ian D. Clark and Harry Swain, penultimate draft of a chapter in an edited volume A Subtle Balance: Expertise, Evidence, and Democracy in Policy and Governance, 1960-2010, McGill-Queens University Press, 2015. The publisher has given the authors permission to post this draft.
“Research and Reluctance in Improving Canadian Higher Education,” Ian D. Clark and Ken Norrie, Chapter 9 (pp. 189-217) in Making Policy in Turbulent Times: Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education (2013), edited by Paul Axelrod, Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Theresa Shanahan and Richard Wellen. Montreal and Kingston: Queen’s Policy Study Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp. 446. <View publisher site> <View pdf of earlier version prepared following 2012 workshop>
“How to get better research – and teaching – from universities,” Ian D. Clark, Policy Options, Vol. 34, No. 1, December 2012-January 2013, pp. 48-50.
“Evidence of declining literacy among Canadian university graduates lends urgency to academic reform,” Ian D. Clark, HEQCO It’s Not Academic, December 18, 2012.
“Recent Research on the Benefits of University for Marginal Students: Implications for Ontario’s Enrollment Planning,” Ian D. Clark, Public Policy and Governance Review, November 29, 2012.
“Looking to California for higher-education policy inspiration,” Ian D. Clark, National Post, p. 14, November 28, 2012.
“Expanding graduate programs and renewing the professoriate: What’s the connection?” Ian D. Clark, David Trick and Richard Van Loon, Academic Matters, March 22, 2012.
“Master’s of Public Administration and of Public Policy: An Analysis of Academic Programs and Professional Competencies in Canada,” Ian D. Clark and Leslie A. Pal, Croatian and Comparative Public Administration, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2011, pp. 947-984.
“Improving undergraduate education in Canada – the good and not so good news,” The University Commons, AUCC, November 21, 2011.
“What can fiscally constrained governments to do improve undergraduate education?” Mowat Analysis and Opinion, November 11, 2011.
“Funding Ontario Universities: What Role Should Students Play,” Ian D. Clark, David Trick and Richard Van Loon, The Blue and White, November 1, 2011.
“Ontario Reticence in Higher Education: Is it time to contemplate major system reform?” Ian D. Clark, David Trick and Richard Van Loon, The Blue and White, February 9, 2011.
“Bringing Teaching-Oriented Faculty into the Mainstream,” Ian D. Clark, Greg Moran, Michael L. Skolnik, and David Trick, Educated Solutions, Fall 2010, pp. 10-11.
“Frugal Public Management Principles for an Era of Restraint,” Ian D. Clark and Ben Eisen, Policy Options, Vol. 31, No. 9, October 2010, pp. 67-71.
“Different Pipers, Different Tunes: In tough financial times, how do we pay the bill for free inquiry?” A review of Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market, by Howard Woodhouse, Literary Review of Canada, April 2010.
“A taxpayer view of university funding, or Steve and Di’s evening on the Internet,” University Affairs (Online Edition), March 8, 2010.
“Traditional teaching model obsolete in crowded colleges,” Toronto Star, December 2, 2009.
“Professionalizing policy analysis in Canada,” Invited Review Essay (reviewing Policy Analysis in Canada: The State of the Art; Edited by Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett and David Laycock. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2007) Canadian Public Administration, March 2008, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 171-179. <Wiley-Blackwell link>
“From Red Tape to Clear Results: The Report of the Independent Blue Ribbon Panel on Grant and Contributions Programs,” with Frances Lankin, February 2007, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Ottawa, 140 pages. Cat. No: BT22-109/207 ISBN: 978-0-662-49799-8.
“Advising for impact: lessons from the Rae review on the use of special-purpose advisory commissions,” with David Trick, Canadian Public Administration, Summer 2006, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 180-195. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“Distinguishing the real from the surreal in management reform: suggestions for beleaguered administrators in the government of Canada,” with Harry Swain, Canadian Public Administration, Winter 2005, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 453-476. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“Special Features of the University Sector in Ontario,” Edited Transcript of Remarks on The Challenges Confronting Public Universities at the University of Toronto Conference, Taking Public Universities Seriously, December 3-4, 2004, 5 pages.
“Reshaping Ottawa’s Centre of Government: Martin’s Reforms in Historic Perspective,” with Evert Lindquist and James Mitchell, in G. Bruce Doern, ed, How Ottawa Spends 2004-2005 Mandate Change in the Paul Martin Era, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004, pp 317-347.
“Advocacy, Self-Management, Advice to Government: The Evolution of the Council of Ontario Universities,” in The University: International Expectations, F. King Alexander and Kern Alexander, eds., McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, 2002.
Comments on “The challenge of change: Canadian universities in the twenty-first century” by David M. Cameron, Canadian Public Administration, Fall 2002, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 410-421. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“Building the New Managerialist State: Consultants and the Politics of Public Sector Reform in Comparative Perspective” invited review of book by Denis Saint-Martin, ISUMA – Canadian Journal of Policy Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer, 2001, pp. 138-140.
“Distant Reflections on Public Service Reform in the 1990s,” in Public Service Reform: Progress, Setbacks and Challenges, Office of the Auditor General, Ottawa, February 2001.
“Report on the Compensation of Military Judges” (with Peter deC. Cory and Roger Tassé), Military Judges Compensation Committee, Ottawa, August, 2000.
“Reforming the Canadian Financial Sector: Canada in Global Perspective,” invited review of book edited by Thomas Courchene and Edwin Neave, Canadian Public Administration, Summer 1998, Vol.41, No. 2, pp. 321-324. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“Global Economic Trends: Implications for Canadian Governments,” Canadian Public Administration, Winter 1996, Vol.39, No. 4, pp. 447-456. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“A Realistic Posture for Management in the ’90s,” in The Dewar Series, Strategic Leadership for Public Service Renewal, Canadian Centre for Management Development, 1996, pp. 1-17.
“The New Public Management: Canada in a Comparative Perspective,” invited book review, Canadian Public Administration, Fall 1996, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 419-422. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“Inside the IMF: comparisons with government policy-making organizations in Canada,” Canadian Public Administration, Summer 1996, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 157-191. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>
“Should the IMF Become More Adaptive?” IMF Working Paper, 96/17, February 1996, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC.
“Restraint, renewal and the Treasury Board Secretariat,” Canadian Public Administration, Summer 1994, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 209-248. <Wiley-Blackwell abstract>