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Des pouvoirs et des hommes L'administration municipale de Montreal, 1900-1950 by Michele Dagenais
  

Des pouvoirs et des hommes L'administration municipale de Montreal, 1900-1950

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Synopsis

Des pouvoirs et des hommes L'administration municipale de Montreal, 1900-1950 by Michele Dagenais

Basing her work on extensive study of Montreal's city records, Dagenais gives us a view of city government from inside city hall, showing how the city's institutions really functioned. From 1900 to 1950, the municipal administration underwent a decisive transformation to become a modern bureaucracy. Dagenais explores the forces behind modernization by illuminating the roles played by city hall's main actors; elected officials, department heads and civil servants. Dagenais presents the municipal government from three perspectives. She first views it as a public administration whose history is marked by the numerous power struggles which brought elected officials into conflict with professional bureaucrats. Secondly, she sees it as a large enterprise which was notably influenced by modern management techniques, and finally she shows it to be a working environment shaped by professional relationships. Dagenais provides the first detailed history of a municipal administration in Canada, one that is particularly important as Montreal was at the economic and financial centre of Canada during this crucial period of urban and industrial development.

Reviews

[Des pouvoirs et des hommes] is a serious advance over the current Canadian literature on the history of civic administration ... [it is] well crafted ... [and] employs sophisticated concepts and a rich vocabulary.

John Weaver, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University.


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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 1999

Author

Michele Dagenais

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Publisher

McGill-Queen's University Press

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Regional government
Central government
History of the Americas

ISBN

9780773518902

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