Mary Louise McAllister
Publisher: UBC Press (February 1, 2005)
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well known rhetoric means that the twenty first century has ushered in an period of homogeneity. Urbanization, globalization, amalgamation, media conglomeration, and technological convergence became customary phrases to us -- phrases coined to mirror the impression of the advanced and numerous forces at paintings in groups around the state. Given such overwhelming pressures, how are humans inside of those groups capable of make judgements approximately their very own setting, both separately or jointly? To what quantity can they govern themselves?This stimulating textual content considers questions of effect and tool inside of neighborhood associations and decision-making strategies utilizing a variety of illustrations from municipalities throughout Canada. The demanding situations to neighborhood governance are tested from a big selection of views; groups huge and small from Iqualuit to Toronto are provided as examples. In an unique method of the topic, McAllister will pay specific consciousness to smaller and extra distant towns of Canada. Case reports of Prince George, British Columbia; Sherbrooke, Quebec; Saint John, New Brunswick; Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario are used to demonstrate ancient and modern demanding situations for neighborhood governance.Governing Ourselves? covers conventional themes with regards to Canadian neighborhood govt buildings, associations, and intergovernmental family. whilst, it reaches extra extensively into different components of inquiry which are correct to geography, city making plans, environmental stories, public management, sociology, and Canadian reviews. A wide-ranging exploration of Canadian groups and their politics, this ebook is appropriate to the practitioner, scholar, educational, and someone who wonders no matter if, in reality, we do govern ourselves.