Fonds F02078 - Paul Pross fonds

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Paul Pross fonds

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CA ON00239 F02078

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  • 1959-1963 (Creation)
    Pross, Paul

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0.06 m of textual records, 10 photographs

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Dr. Paul Pross has been associated with Public Administration at Dalhousie since 1967. He was responsible for the design and establishment of the Programmes in Public Administration and was first Co-ordinator of the Programmes. Later he served as Director of the School.

His teaching focussed on Canadian public administration, particularly natural resource administration, pressure group politics and Canadian policy processes, including policy analysis. He is the author, co-author or editor of a number of books and various articles on Canadian policy processes, natural resource administration, pressure group politics and government publishing. He is best known for his study of Canadian pressure groups, "Group Politics and Public Policy". From 1991 to 1997, he was co-editor of the Canadian Public Administration Series published by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and McGill-Queen's University Press. More than twenty major studies of Canadian administrative and policy issues have been published in the series, in both English and French. He has been active in numerous professional and community bodies. In 1991 he served as chair of the NS Advisory Committee on the Constitutional Amending Process. In 1995 Governor-General Romeo LeBlanc presented him with Vanier Medel which the Institute of Public Administration of Canada awards for services to the field of public administration.

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Fonds consists of course notes taken by Paul Pross while he was a student in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, including those for 'Canadian Government and Politics', with Professor Alexander Corry (1959-1960), and 'Constitutional Law', with Professor Lederman (1962-1963); copy of the World University Service of Canada Seminar 1962, held in Poland entitled, "The Role of Science and Culture in the Development of Nations"; ten photographs relating to the 'Keep Queen's Green' campaign.

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Donated by Paul Pross in October 2002.


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  • English

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V132.2 SE

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  • Shelf: 2287.10
  • Shelf: V132.2 SE