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Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures: A Plea for Experimentalism Paperback – Apr 18 2009

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  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa Press (April 18 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0776607030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0776607030
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
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“Paquet’s vigorous plea that mediocrity need not be accepted must be read and acted upon.”
- Patrice Dutil, Literary Review of Canada

About the Author

Gilles Paquet is professor emeritus at the Telfer School of Management and is associated with the Centre on Governance and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He has authored or edited over forty books and published a large number of papers on economics, public management, and governance.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Occasionally iconoclastic and always erudite Aug. 8 2009
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Gilles Paquet is Professor Emeritus at the Telfer School of Management, as well as being professionally associated with the Centre on Governance and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Ottawa. The author and/or editor of more than forty books (and having published an impressive number of papers) on economics, public management, and governance, Professor Paquet is uniquely positions to speak with informed authority concerning prevailing practices and inadequate methodological concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry with respect to the social sciences. Offering impeccable scholarship, Professor Paquet's critiques with respect to current Canadian policy development with respect to a weak information infrastructure, inadequate accountability, and flawed organizational design is documented by example and rational judgment. Professor Paquet goes on to offer public policy reforms that would permit governmental and other social institutions to productively experiment with the development and implementation of new governance and academic decision making structures. Occasionally iconoclastic and always erudite, "Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures" is highly recommended reading and a seminal contribution to academic library collections.