Associate Professor and Director, Local Government Program
BA McGill, PhD Toronto
Local and urban politics (Canadian and comparative), organizational behaviour
Comparative urban politics (North America and Europe), multilevel urban governance, institutional change in urban politics
Forthcoming. Edited with Robert Young. Sites of Governance: Multilevel Governance and Policy Making in Canada’s Big Cities, McGill-Queens University Press.
2007. Governing the Post-Communist City: Institutions and Democratic Development in Prague. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
2008. Governance Reform From Below: Multilevel Politics and Toronto’s ‘New Deal’ Campaign. Global Dialogue Series, No. 4. Nairobi: UN-Habitat.
2001. “Environmental Policy Reform in the Post-communist Czech Republic: the Case of Air Pollution”. Europe-Asia Studies 53:2 (March), 313-327.
1998a. “The Power of Local Identity: C4LD and the anti-amalgamation mobilisation in Toronto.” Research Paper 195. Toronto: Centre for Urban and Community Studies.
1998b. “Transforming the Traditional: Indigenous Amazonian Resource Regimes and Resource Capture by External Actors - The Case of Brazil’s Kayapo”. Journal of Environment & Development 7:1 (March), 32-44.
Recent Conference Papers
2010. “Urban Megaprojects in Comparative Perspective: Mapping the Research Terrain”. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC., September.
2010. “Understanding Neighbourhood Revitalization in Toronto”. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, June.
2010. With Hal Wolman. “Regenerating Urban Neighbourhoods: Placing Neighbourhoods in their Comparative Contextual Setting”. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April.
2009. “Multilevel Governance and Coordination: Some Lessons from Toronto”. Institute of Public Administration of Canada conference on “Cities and Public Policy”, Toronto, September.
2008. “Regenerating Distressed Urban Neighborhoods – Translating Agendas into Practice: The Case of Toronto, Canada”. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, August.
2008. “Making Multilevel Governance Work: Overcoming Coordination Challenges in the City of Toronto”. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, June.
2007. “Explaining Toronto’s Campaign for a ‘New Deal’: Institutions, Leadership and Multilevel Politics”. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August.
2007. “Governance Reform From Below: the City of Toronto’s campaign for a ‘New Deal’. Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April.
2005. “Assessing the Unintended Consequences of Metropolitan Reorganization in Canada: Preliminary Evidence and Hypotheses from Six Cases”. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, London, Ontario, June.
2005. “Why Do Metropolitan Reorganizations Fail? Preliminary Evidence on Unintended Consequences from Six Canadian Cases”. Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, April.
2004. With Andrew Sancton. “Canadian Megacities: The Politics of Opposition in Toronto and Montreal”. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, June.
2003. “Parallel Discourses: The Potential for Convergence in the Federalism and Urban Politics Research Agendas”. Paper presented at Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Federalism, Decentralisation and Multilevel Governance, Toronto, February.
Also from this web page:
- 3364G - Issues in Urban Governance
- PA 9903A - Organizational Behaviour in a Local Government Environment