Local Government In Canada by C. Richard TindalLocal Government In Canada by C. Richard Tindal

Local Government In Canada

byC. Richard Tindal, Susan Nobes Tindal, Kennedy Stewart

Paperback | February 17, 2016

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Over the almost 40 years it has been in print, Local Government in Canada has earned a reputation for being a comprehensive, straightforward, and readable text on municipal government in Canada. The book concentrates on providing a factual overview of municipal government developments across Canada. It has always included a historical and institutional focus, but has gradually broadened its scope and emphasis over the years to give greater attention to the economic and political context within which the municipalities operate, including an expanded discussion of the nature and impact of the forces of globalization and the increasing emphasis on multilevel governance initiatives. This ninth edition of Local Government in Canada updates data from the recent census, Statistics Canada, and related sources; it illustrates shifting local engagement; it captures local multi-level governing conversations about infrastructure deficits and what Canada's municipalities can contribute to global ecological well-being; it reflects on the increases in local government activism; and it seeks to capture the shifting urban focus of Canada's national government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (elected 2015). It previews the issues leading up to the civic elections in 2017 and 2018. Finally, it concludes with the notion that democratic politics will continue to be the well-spring to good local governing.
C. Richard Tindal, Ph.D., has been teaching, researching, and writing about local government for more than 40 years. For much of that period, he was a Professor of Government at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, and was Head of its Centre for Government Education and Training until taking early retirement in 1998. He also has been an o...
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Title:Local Government In CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.83 inPublished:February 17, 2016Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176582975

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Promise of Local Government Chapter 2: The Legacy of the Past Chapter 3: Pressures of Growth and Change Chapter 4: Local Government Restructuring Chapter 5: Understanding Local Government Restructuring Chapter 6: Local Government Functions and Intergovernmental Relations Chapter 7: Local Government Finances Chapter 8: Municipal Governing Structures Chapter 9: Municipal Governing Processes and Values Chapter 10: Public Participation in Local Government Chapter 11: Municipal Policy Making Chapter 12: Future Prospects For Municipal Governments