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Political Science City Planning & Urban Development

Sites of Governance

Multilevel Governance and Policy Making in Canada's Big Cities

edited by Martin Horak & Robert Young

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Category
City Planning & Urban Development
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773540026
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773540019
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773586925
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $95.00

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Policies forged by all levels of government affect the lives of urban residents. Contributors to this volume explore how intergovernmental relations shape urban policies and how various social forces are involved in - or excluded from - the policy process.

Focusing on diverse policy fields including emergency planning, image-building, immigrant settlement, infrastructure, federal property, and urban Aboriginal policy, Sites of Governance presents detailed studies of the largest city in each of Canada's provinces. Drawing on extensive documentary research and hundreds of interviews, contributors offer rich, nuanced analyses and a wealth of policy cases, ranging from preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics to the development of innovative immigrant settlement programming in Winnipeg. Dominant themes include the importance of resources and formal jurisdiction in multilevel policy making, and the struggle for influence between business interests and other social forces.

Essential reading for anyone concerned with the quality of urban life in Canada, Sites of Governance offers important insights about how multilevel governance works in Canadian cities.

Contributors include Laurence Bherer (Université de Montréal), David Bulger (University of Prince Edward Island), Christopher Dunn (Memorial University), Robert Finbow (Dalhousie University), Joseph Garcea (University of Saskatchewan), Pierre Hamel (Université de Montréal), Martin Horak (University of Western Ontario), Thomas Hutton (University of British Columbia), Christopher Leo (University of Winnipeg), Greg Marquis (University of New Brunswick , Saint John), Byron Miller (University of Calgary), Cecily Pantin (Memorial University), Alan Smart (University of Calgary), Donald Story (University of Saskatchewan), and Robert Young (University of Western Ontario).

About the authors

Martin Horak is associate professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario.

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Robert Young (1950-2017) was professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance recipient at University of Western Ontario.

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