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Sites of Governance Multilevel Governance and Policy Making in Canada's Big Cities

by Martin Horak, Robert J. Young

Part of the Fields of Governance: Policy Making in Canadian Municipalities Series

Sites of Governance Multilevel Governance and Policy Making in Canada's Big Cities Synopsis

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 (Universite de Montreal), David Bulger (University of Prince Edward Island), Christopher Dunn (Memorial University), Robert Finbow (Dalhousie University), Joseph Garcea (University of Saskatchewan), Pierre Hamel (Universite de Montreal), 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).

Book Information

ISBN: 9780773540019
Publication date: 24th April 2012
Author: Martin Horak, Robert J. Young
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Regional government, Urban communities,

About Martin Horak, Robert J. Young

Martin Horak is associate professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario. Robert Young is professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance.

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