BA Bishops, BPhil, DPhil Oxon
Urban politics, local public administration
Municipal amalgamations, central local-relations, local-government policy-making, electoral redistribution
Canadian Local Government: An Urban Perspective (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2011)
(edited with Robert Young) Foundations of Governance: Municipal Governments in Canada’s Provinces (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009)
The Limits of Boundaries: Why City-regions Cannot be Self-Governing (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, October, 2008)
Merger Mania: The Assault on Local Government, French translation entitled La frénésie des fusions: une attaque à la démocratie locale, (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000.
(edited with Donald N. Rothblatt) Metropolitan Governance: American/Canadian Intergovernmental Perspectives (Berkeley CA: Institute of Governmental Studies of the University of California, 1993), 469pp. Second edition, with the title Metropolitan Governance Revisited, published in 1998.
Governing Canada's City Regions: Adapting Form to Function (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1994).
Governing the Island of Montreal: Language Differences and Metropolitan Politics (University of California Press, 1985).
(edited with Warren Magnusson) City Politics in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 1983).
Recent Refereed Journal Articles
“‘Democratic policing’: Lessons from Ipperwash and Caledonia,” Canadian Public Administration, LV-2 (September 2012), 365-83.
The Governance of Metropolitan Areas in Canada," Public Administration and Development, XXV-4 (October 2005), 317-27.
"Les villes anglophones au Québec: Does it matter that they have almost disappeared?" Recherces sociograhiques, XLV-3 (2004), 441-56.
“Canadian Cities and the New Regionalism,” Journal of Urban Affairs, XXIII-5 (2001), 543-55.
“Jane Jacobs on the Organization of Municipal Government,” Journal of Urban Affairs, XXII-4 (2000), 463-71.
“Amalgamations, Service Realignment, and Property Taxes: Did the Harris Government have a Plan for Ontario Municipalities?,” Canadian Journal of Regional Science, XXIII-1 (Spring 2000), 135-56.
“Differing Approaches to Municipal Restructuring in Montreal and Toronto: From the Pichette Report to the Greater Toronto Services Board,” Canadian Journal of Regional Science, XXII-1&2 (Spring-Summer 1999), 187-99.
"Reducing Costs by Consolidating Municipalities: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario," Canadian Public Administration, XLI-3 (Autumn 1996), 267-89.
Recent Book Chapters
“A Review of Canadian Metropolitan Regions: Governance and Government,” in Don Phares, ed. Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2009), pp. 221-36.
“Local Government” in John C. Courtney and David E. Smith, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp.131-49.
“Restructuring and Reform: Canada” in Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and John F. Martin, eds., Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), pp. 109-29.
“Structural Reform in Canada,” in Brian E. Dollery and Lorenzo Robotti, eds., The Theory and Practice of Local Government Reform (Northampton MA: Edward Elgar, 2008), 115-31.
“A Review of Canadian Metropolitan Regions: Governance and Government,” in Don Phares, ed. Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2009), 221-36.
"Why Municipal Amalgamations? Halifax, Toronto, Montreal@ in Robert Young and Christian Leuprecht, eds., Canada: The State of the Federation 2004/ Municipal-Federal-Provincial Relations in Canada (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen=s University, 2006), pp.119-37.
“Fusions et défusions municipales au Québec et en Ontario,” in François Pétry, Éric Bélanger, et Louis M. Imbeau, eds., Le parti Libéral: Enquête sur les réalisations du gouvernement Charest (Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2006), pp.321-38."
Local Government in North America: Localism and Community Governance” in Janice Caulfield and Helge O. Larsen, eds., Local Government at the Millennium (Opladen, Germany: Leske+Budrich, 2002), pp.185-201.
“Signs of Life? The Transformation of Two-tier Metropolitan Government” in C. Andrew, K.A. Graham, and S. Phillips, eds., Urban Affairs: Back on the Policy Agenda (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002), pp.179-99.
Provincial and Local Public Administration” in Christopher Dunn, ed. The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp.249-62.
“Municipalities, Cities, and Globalization: Implications for Canadian Federalism” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds., Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp.261-77.
“Metropolitan and Regional Governance” in Edmund P. Fowler and David Siegel, eds. Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, Second ed. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp.54-68.
"The Municipal Role in the Governance of Canadian Cities" in Trudi Bunting and Pierre Filion, eds., Canadian Cities in Transition, second ed. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp.425-42.
“Negotiating, Arbitrating, Legislating: Where was the Public in London’s Boundary Adjustment? In Katherine A. Graham and Susan D. Phillips, eds. Citizen Engagement: Lessons in Participation from Local Government (Toronto: Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 1998), pp.163-87.
"Metropolitan Government in Montreal," in L.J. Sharpe, ed., The Government of World Cities: The Future of the Metro Model (John Wiley, 1995).
(With Byron Montgomery) "Municipal Government and Residential Land Development: A Comparative Study of London, Ontario in the 1920s and the 1980s," in Frances Frisken, ed., The Changing Canadian Metropolis (Institute of Intergovernmental Studies, the University of California, 1994).
"Mayors as Political Leaders," in Maureen Mancuso, Richard Price and Ronald Wagenberg, eds., Leaders and Leadership in Canada (Oxford University Press, 1994).
“The Principle of Representation by Population in Canadian Federal Politics,” The Mowat Centre, University of Toronto, March 2010, pp.16.
“Drawing Lines: Defining the Roles of Municipal, Federal, and Provincial Governments in Addressing Urban Social Issues in Canada,” A Core Challenges Initiative Discussion Paper, Canada West Foundation, June 2008.
(with Dan Henstra, who was principal author) Mitigating Catastrophic Losses: Policies and Policy-making at Three Levels of Government in the United States and Canada, ICLR Research Paper Series #23, November 2002.
"The Political and Legal Setting of Municipalities," Working Paper No.8, Queen's University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 2002, pp.16.
(with Teresa Janik) Provincial-Local Relations and Drinking Water in Ontario, Commissioned Paper 3, The Walkerton Inquiry (Toronto: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, 2002). Available on the Walkerton Inquiry CD-ROM
(with Rebecca James and Rick Ramsay) Amalgamation vs. Inter-Municipal Cooperation: Financing Local and Infrastructure Services (Toronto: Intergovernmental Committee on Urban and Regional Research, 2000).1999: 91-105.
Also from this web page:
- 9524B - Policy Process in Local Government
- 2236E - (Term 1) - Local Government
- Courses Taught in Previous Years
- PA9901/9523A - Advanced Local Government
- PA9917 - Issues in Local Government - Intersession