Governing Ourselves?: The Politics of Canadian Communities (Paperback)

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Given the pressures of integration and assimilation, how are people within communities able to make decisions about their own environment, whether individually or collectively? Governing Ourselves? explores issues of influence and power within local institutions and decision-making processes using numerous illustrations from municipalities across Canada. It shows how communities large and small, from Toronto to Iqaluit, have distinctive political cultures and therefore respond differently to changing global and domestic environments. Case studies illuminate historical and contemporary challenges to local governance. This book covers topics including government structures and institutions and intergovernmental relations and reaches more broadly into geography, urban planning, environmental studies, public administration, and sociology.

About the Author

Mary Louise McAllister is an adjunct professor and associate professor emerita at the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, where she has taught since 1996. She is the author of Governing Ourselves? The Politics of Canadian Communities. McAllister resides in Waterloo, where she continues to sit on university graduate thesis committees.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774810630
ISBN-10: 0774810637
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2005
Pages: 352
Language: English