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Governing ourselves? : the politics of Canadian communities

Author: Mary Louise McAllister
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers traditional topics such as government structures and institutions and intergovernmental relations. It also reaches more broadly into areas of inquiry relevant to geography, urban planning, environmental studies, public administration, sociology, and Canadian studies."--Jacket.
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McAllister, Mary Louise, 1957-
Governing ourselves?
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607411127
Online version:
McAllister, Mary Louise, 1957-
Governing ourselves?
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)608865781
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise McAllister
ISBN: 0774810629 9780774810623
OCLC Number: 54906256
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine 2005 (United States)
Description: xviii, 333 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1: Local democracy, a contested notion --
Local self-government: perspectives on democracy --
Local democracy and self-government: the historical legacy --
Avenues of participation in local governance --
2: Shifting responsibilities: intergovernmental relations --
The evolution of provincial-local relations and municipal government --
Municipal restructuring --
Contemporary intergovernmental relations --
3: The politics of space, place, and ecosystems --
Core and peripheries to networked societies --
The politics of urban planning --
Environmental challenges: redefining the public interest --
4: The business of local administration and policy --
Local public administration --
Business, management, and the municipal corporation --
5: Surfing into the twenty-first century: local political communications --
Local channels of information.
Responsibility: Mary Louise McAllister.

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By asking the question, `are we governing ourselves?', McAllister delves into theses muddy waters in an admirably honest manner ... McAllister's book is a useful teaching and scholarly resource for Read more...

 
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