Looking For Bootstraps:: Economic Development In The Maritimes by Donald SavoieLooking For Bootstraps:: Economic Development In The Maritimes by Donald Savoie

Looking For Bootstraps:: Economic Development In The Maritimes

byDonald Savoie

Hardcover | June 2, 2017

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In 2006, award-winning author Donald Savoie wrote a seminal book on economic development in the Maritimes: Visiting Grandchildren. His plans were "to exit the field with this book." A decade later, he marks his return to that subject with Looking for Bootstraps. Concerned about the region's future, he sought to explore and explain the reasons behind its lack of economic development. The result will spark a much-needed debate about the future of the Maritime provinces.

Drawing on his past involvement in regional development (senior policy advisor to former minister of DREE; involvement in establishment of ACOA) and on his earlier work, Savoie brings a fresh perspective to an age-old problem and ask the tough questions: Why has the Maritime region not developed as well as other Canadian regions, and what can we do about it?

Donald Savoie holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance (Tier 1) at the Université de Moncton. He has won numerous awards, including the 2016 Donner Prize for What Is Government Good At? He has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1993), elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1992), and rec...
Title:Looking For Bootstraps:: Economic Development In The MaritimesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:June 2, 2017Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771084812

ISBN - 13:9781771084819


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Part 1: The Setting
Chapter 2 - The People Factor
Chapter 3 - A Theory for Every Season

Part 2: They Are to Blame
Chapter 4 - How it All Began
Chapter 5 - National Policy
Chapter 6 - Government and Economic Development

Part 3: What Has Been Done?
Chapter 7 - Drove DREE to the Levee, But the Levee was DRIE
Chapter 8 - "Inflicting Prosperity on Atlantic Canada"
Chapter 9 - Do We Still Have a Problem?

Part 4: We Are to Blame
Chapter 10 - The Unfinished Agenda
Chapter 11 - So, Who is to Blame?
Chapter 12 - Things We Don't Do

Part 5: No Longer a Market for the Blame Game
Chapter 13 - It is a Different World
Chapter 14 - What Now?

Editorial Reviews

"It's only August, but I'm pretty certain that the most significant new book published in Atlantic Canada in 2017 will turn out to be Donald Savoie's." —Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB)