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Governing ourselves? : the politics of Canadian communities

Author: Mary Louise McAllister
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004.
Series: desLibris., Books collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McAllister, Mary Louise, 1957-
Governing ourselves?.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004463309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise McAllister
ISBN: 9780774851084 0774851082 9780774810630 0774810637 1283131064 9781283131063
OCLC Number: 75972821
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine 2005 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 333 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: desLibris., Books collection.
Responsibility: Mary Louise McAllister.
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This stimulating text considers questions of influence and power within local institutions and decision-making processes using numerous illustrations from municipalities across Canada.  Read more...

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Highly recommended. -- A.F. Johnson, Bishop's University * Choice, June 2005 * By asking the question, `are we governing ourselves?', McAllister delves into theses muddy waters in an admirably honest Read more...

 
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