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Local Government in Practice

Cases in Governance, Planning and Policy

Local Government in Practice: Cases in Governance, Planning, and Policy equips students to effectively deal with contemporary challenges within local government. Through a series of … 330 View
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Preface

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An introduction to the structure and purpose of the book and author acknowledgements. ; 4 $0.40 Add
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About the Authors

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Author biographies. ; ; 2 $0.20 Add
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A Brief Introduction to Local Government

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This chapter orients the reader to the scope, brief history, language, legal frameworks, municipal structures and politics of local government in Canada. It also introduces the case study … ; ; 30 $3.00 Add
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Part I

Politics and People: Cases in Council-Staff Relations

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This first chapter considers the relationship between staff and elected officials, and discusses the uniqueness of local governance and politics. ; ; 11 $1.10 Add
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Chapter 1

Hiring a CAO

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In this chapter, the reader is a newly elected councillor representing both urban and rural areas who must choose a new CAO. ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 2

Introducing Online and Telephone Voting

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In this chapter, the reader assumes the role of clerk in a large municipality faced with the challenge of deciding how to make local elections safe, secure and accessible in order to increase … ; ; 9 $0.90 Add
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Chapter 3

Changing Municipal Electoral Boundaries

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Chapter three asks the reader to consider how redrawing ward boundaries opens up the inner workings and processes of municipal government. ; ; 10 $1.00 Add
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Chapter 4

Blowing the Whistle

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In this chapter, the reader is asked to consider what to do when you observe unethical decision-making by your manager. You report the concern, only to have the file transferred to another staff. … ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 5

Creating a Code of Conduct and Lobbyist Registry

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In this chapter, the reader an employee in the Clerk’s office, and must develop a code of conduct and lobbyist registry, which brings up questions of how power, politics and other competing … ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Part II

Cases in Finances

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Part II introduces municipal budgets and the broader municipal financial landscape in Canada. ; ; 11 $1.10 Add
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Chapter 6

Balancing the Budget

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In this chapter, the reader is a councillor for affluent neighbourhoods in a mid-sized city and must grapple with competing issues related to the budget, such as homelessness. ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 7

Dealing with Police Salaries

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In this chapter, the reader becomes a junior financial analyst in the middle of a public debate about compensation in the public sector, with a focus on police force salaries. The reader … ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 8

Increasing User Fees for Recreation

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Chapter eight again places the reader in a junior financial analyst role, where they must figure out how to best serve the public interest in the face of a need to raise fees for recreation services. ; ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 9

Subsidizing Transit Passes for Seniors

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Here, the junior financial analyst must decide what to do with the contentious issue of subsidizing transit for seniors, knowing that the decisions will communicate about underlying values about … ; ; 7 $0.70 Add
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Chapter 10

Debating Privatization

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In chapter ten, the reader works in the Public Works department and must consider whether and which services to begin privatizing. ; ; 8 $0.80 Add