Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada's Provinces (Institute of Public Administration of Canada Series in Public Management and Governance) (Paperback)

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By Andrew Sancton (Editor), Robert A. Young (Editor)
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Municipalities are responsible for many essential services and have become vital agents for implementing provincial policies, including those dealing with the environment, emergency planning, economic development, and land use. In Foundations of Governance, experts from each of Canada's provinces come together to assess the extent to which municipal governments have the capacity to act autonomously, purposefully, and collaboratively in the intergovernmental arena.

Each chapter follows a common template in order to facilitate comparison and covers essential features such as institutional structures, municipal functions, demography, and municipal finances. Canada's municipalities function in diverse ways but have similar problems and, in this way, are illustrative of the importance of local democracy. Foundations of Governance shows that municipal governments require the legitimacy granted by a vibrant democracy in order to successfully negotiate and implement important collective choices about the futures of communities.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780802096500
ISBN-10: 0802096506
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 453
Language: English
Series: Institute of Public Administration of Canada Series in Public Management and Governance