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dc.contributor.advisorRayner, Jeremy
dc.creatorBaranovskiy, Petr 1980-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T22:20:36Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T22:20:36Z
dc.date.created2017-05
dc.date.issued2017-06-15
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/7918
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to contribute to the knowledge about policy integration, and to investigate the capacity of consensus governments for integrated policymaking using the Northwest Territories renewable energy policy framework as a case study. The practical purpose is to contribute to the promotion of renewable energy by providing policy recommendations based on the study results. The specific research objectives are: 1) to test the Northwest Territories renewable energy policy against the criteria for policy integration, and identify the key factors behind the apparent success in introducing renewables to the overall energy portfolio, and 2) to explore how the consensus nature of the Northwest Territories government contributes to integrated policymaking. Policy process stages were examined to find out if the resulting policies met the criteria for policy integration, and if the type (style) of policymaking in the Northwest Territories supported integrated policymaking. Research methods included document analysis and semi-structured qualitative interviews. Research findings demonstrate that the Northwest Territories renewable energy policy framework satisfies the criteria for policy integration – comprehensiveness, aggregation, and consistency, and that consensus government has an increased capacity for integrated policymaking due to these factors: 1) greater policy stability than in a party-based system, which makes long-term policy solutions possible (important for issues requiring a long-term approach, e.g. renewable energy), and 2) better information exchange that contributes to policy comprehensiveness, consistency, and acceptance. Since policy solutions supported by the cabinet end up being upheld in most cases, a policy entrepreneur acting in a consensus government setting can facilitate the adoption of a specific policy through finding allies among cabinet members. Main recommendations include: 1) to the Government of the Northwest Territories – to introduce renewable portfolio standard for the mining industry and increase Aboriginal and community engagement in renewable energy projects, 2) to provincial and territorial governments – to emulate the mechanism of Energy Charrettes, 3) to the federal government – to ensure long-term financial support for renewable energy.
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dc.subjectrenewable energy
dc.subjectclean energy
dc.subjectpolicy integration
dc.subjectpolicy consistency
dc.subjectpolicy coherence
dc.subjectconsensus government
dc.subjectpolicy entrepreneur
dc.subjectNorthwest Territories
dc.subjectNWT
dc.subjectCanada
dc.titleA Search for Sustainable Energy Future for the Northwest Territories: The Role of Policy Integration​​
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-06-15T22:20:36Z
thesis.degree.departmentJohnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Policy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberFairbairn, Brett
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNoble, Bram
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPoelzer, Greg
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCoates, Ken
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-8512-5229


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