By Katherine A. H. Graham, Caroline Andrew
The government and its rules rework Canadian towns in myriad methods. Canada in towns examines this courting to higher comprehend the interaction between altering demographics, how neighborhood governments and electorate body their arguments for federal motion, and the ways that the nationwide govt makes use of its strength and assets to form city Canada. so much experiences of neighborhood governance in Canada concentrate on politics and coverage inside towns. The essays during this assortment flip such research on its head, by means of analyzing federal courses, instead of municipal ones, and staring at how they impact neighborhood rules and paintings with nearby experts and civil societies. via a sequence of case reports - starting from federal coverage relating Aboriginal humans in towns, to the advent of the federal fuel tax move to municipalities, to the impression of Canada's emergency administration regulations on towns - the participants supply insights approximately how federal politics effect the neighborhood political enviornment. interpreting federal activities in different coverage fields, the authors discover significant styles of federal motion and final result in Canadian towns. A well timed contribution, Canada in towns deals a complete learn of various parts of municipal public coverage that experience emerged in Canada lately.
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Za national liberation struggles. They also typically supported (at least initially) redistributive reforms – ‘land to the tiller’ – generated by the course of those struggles, but then confronted issues of the subsequent path of agrarian transition/development and the growth of scale it was deemed to require. And here, in the fateful shadow cast by the Soviet collectivisation of agriculture, was a tension of epic consequence for the political programmes, practices and fortunes of parties of the Left in primarily agrarian countries.
Third, the productive superiority of large(r)-scale farming can be contingent on conditions of profitability underwritten by direct and hidden subsidy and forms of economic rent. 19 These types of issue illustrate the challenges of, and demands on, an agrarian political economy of agriculture less confined by its historic sources and preoccupations and more committed to problematising what is changing in today’s (globalising) capitalism. They are not presented as elements of a general argument against large-scale farming.
Canada in Cities: The Politics and Policy of Federal-Local Governance (Fields of Governance) by Katherine A. H. Graham, Caroline Andrew