Reconceiving Community in a Neoliberal Era
If local governments accept a social agenda as part of their responsibilities, the contributors to Small Cities, Big Issues believe that small cities can succeed in reconceiving community based on the ideals of acceptance, accommodation, and inclusion.
Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada
This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.
Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit
Retired police sergeant Ernie Louttit shares stories from the streets of Saskatoon, struggling to bring justice to communities where the lines between criminal and victim often blurred.
Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada
Drawing together the perspectives of social scientists, journalists, and ATI advocates, Brokering Access explores the policies and practices surrounding access to information in Canada, highlighting the struggle between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s culture of secrecy.
Building New Relations
This book traces developments in the voluntary sector in Canada since the early 1990s, offering an up-to-date portrait of the federal government’s evolving relationship with voluntary organizations.
Regulation and Risk in the Scotian Basin
This comprehensive study of petroleum politics in the Scotian Basin reveals the complex interplay of regulation and risk as industry, federal, and provincial authorities struggle to develop Canada's Atlantic offshore oil and gas resources.
People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba
This in-depth exploration of surface water management in southern Manitoba reveals how coping with environmental realities has altered both residents’ relations with each other and their ideas about the role of the state.
The Sprawl Repair Manual demonstrates a step-by-step design process for the re-balancing and re-urbanization of suburbia into more sustainable, economical, energy- and resource-efficient patterns, from the region and the community to the block and the individual building.
Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia
A look at historical and contemporary restructuring, linking development of rural communities with resource development and Aboriginal marginalization.
An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions
Offers a broad theoretical understanding of local government boundary reform and informs the wider scholarly discussion and debate regarding institutional change, state structures, and the areal jurisdiction of local governments.
Forging New Relationships in Saskatchewan
A much needed discussion on creating collaborative local treaty land arrangements, where First Nations and municipal governments are shaping the future of their respective communities as well as providing a model for other communities.
The Life and Work of Catherine Bauer, 1905-64
Catherine Bauer changed forever the concept of social housing and inspired a generation of urban activists to integrate public housing into the emerging welfare state of the mid-20th century. She was one of a small group of idealists who called themselves “Housers” because of their commitment to raising the quality of urban life through improving shelter for low-income families.
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