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Reengineering the State : Towards an Impoverishment of Quebec Governance

Reengineering the State : Towards an Impoverishment of Quebec Governance

Alain-G. Gagnon, Christian Rouillard, Éric Montpetit, Isabelle Fortier
Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 2006, 162 p.

Despite the Liberal Government’s claims that its re-engineering initiative is a managerial matter with the aim of improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of the public administration in Quebec, any administrative reform leads to a reconfiguring of the State’s autonomy and capacities, which in turn leads to a redefining of governance. While it is crucial to examine the tangible processes involved in implementing a new management framework, one must also consider the consequences of redefining the relationship between the State and civil society.

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