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Northern Public Policy Book Review Forum


About The Forum

Reading any interesting books these days? The NWT Regional Group has established a Northern Public Policy Book Review Forum and is looking for prospective authors to complete book reviews on any works (books, theses or dissertations) with implications for Public Servants, Public Service and Public Policy in the NWT in particular.

Our goal is to publish 18 book reviews per year and disseminate them via the IPAC NWT Regional group email distribution list, the IPAC NWT website and on the website for Policy Options Magazine. Notification of new reviews will also be posted on our Twitter feed. This will be accomplished through a combination of commissioned reviews and welcomed proposals. 

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About Submissions

Prospective authors are invited to submit 900 word reviews, accompanied by a brief biographical note. Reviews should cover the following: a brief synopsis of the book reviewed, a critical review of its value, its implications for Public Servants, Public Service and Public Policy in the NWT in particular, and be written in clear and non-technical language wherever possible. Authors are encouraged to use the Oxford Canadian Dictionary as the preferred reference.

Looking for an idea to get started? Email us for a list of possible books, or suggest your own! We invite book reviews that address matters of Northern Public Administration and Policy including but not limited to:

  • Northern Governance
  • Policy-making in the North
  • Accountability
  • Performance Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Traditional Knowledge and Western Science
  • Leadership
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • The warming North
  • The sovereign North
  • Reconciliation in the North
  • Northern Infrastructure
  • Poverty and the North 


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All book reviews are subject to editorial review, with changes approved by the author. Reviews must be non-partisan and aligned with the mandate of the IPAC NWT Regional group. 

Moreover, accepted reviews will feature a disclaimer indicating that the views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of IPAC. Accepted reviews may be republished in IPAC’s Public Sector Management magazine or the Northern Public Affairs magazine; in either case, copyright will remain with the author.

Please direct proposals and queries to [email protected].