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Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985
Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985
By Michael Dawson

Selling Out or Buying In? is the first work to illuminate the process by which consumers’ access to goods and services was liberalized and deregulated in Canada in the second half of the twentieth century.

Available Mar 2018
A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
By Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles

In A Quiet Evolution, Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles look closely at hundreds of agreements from across Canada and at four case studies drawn from Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon Territory to explore relationships between Indigenous and local governments.

Published Jul 2016
Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers
Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers
By David Siegel

Offering well-rounded accounts of the challenges and opportunities faced by public servants at the municipal level, Leaders in the Shadows is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners alike.

Published Feb 2015
Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver
Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver
Kristin R. Good

Municipalities and Multiculturalism explores the role of the municipality in integrating immigrants and managing the ethno-cultural relations of the city.

Published Oct 2009
Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism
Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism
By Julie-Anne Boudreau, Roger Keil, and Douglas Young

"With an eye for global forces, this panoramic account revolves around a focus on social, spatial, and environmental justice in the city, offering a lively riposte to both dull academicism and theatrical boosterism." - Kanishka Goonewardena, University of Toronto

Published May 2009
Local Government in Action: A Simulation
Local Government in Action: A Simulation
By Bill Kennedy and Gary Wilson

"The authors have done a great job in constructing a realistic, fictional municipality and an engaging cast of characters and set of cases. Teaching and learning about Canadian local government has a valuable new resource." - Andrew Sancton, University of Western Ontario

Published Apr 2008
City Politics, Canada
City Politics, Canada
By James Lightbody

"City Politics, Canada will both irritate and please, but it should be read—it raises all the important questions about urban governance in Canada." - Caroline Andrew, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

Published Dec 2005