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Peter Aucoin. (Dalhousie University)
Peter Aucoin. (Dalhousie University)

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Donner Prize goes to book on responsible government Add to ...

Almost a year after his death, Halifax academic Peter Aucoin has been named co-winner of the $50,000 Donner Prize, awarded annually to what prize judges consider to be the best public-policy book written by a Canadian.

Aucoin authored this year’s winning book, Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, along with fellow Dalhousie University professor Lori Turnbull and University of Victoria doctoral candidate Mark D. Jarvis. Warning against the centralization of power in the Prime Minister’s Office, Democratizing the Constitution is “an important and timely book,” according to the Donner jury, “one that calls into question the legitimacy of our most fundamental institutions of democracy.”

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