Spheres of governance
Local governments are becoming increasingly important around the world and functions are being shifted across levels of government. This timely comparative analysis breaks new ground in the study of multilevel governance, intergovernmental relations, and municipal government.Spheres of Governancesystematically compares the challenges faced by municipalities in Australia, France, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, with emphasis on the relationship between the municipal and federal levels. Each chapter analyzes a municipality in relation to its responsibilities, functions, and organization; constitutional and fiscal position; relations with the central government; provincial and state governments mediation of these relationships; and public policy development, especially with regard to emergency planning and immigration and settlement. The chapters also highlight the tensions and pressures for change in the systems.
Municipal federal provincial Relations in Canada
Cities are rising in prominence within the Canadian federal system. While advocates are demanding more money and power for cities, traditional barriers to multilevel governance are weakening. Canada: The State of the Federation, 2004 offers indispensable insights on the role of cities in an evolving system of multilevel governance. Contributors provide a background to the recent changes in policy and power structures and an analysis of amalgamation and restructuring. They also explore housing policy, the integration of immigrants, and regional development in places as diverse as Mississauga, Saskatchewan, rural Newfoundland, and Vancouver.
Issues of urban policy are increasingly complex and important. Whether considered from a social, demographic, or economic perspective, Canada is overwhelmingly an urban nation and healthy, prosperous cities are the key to its well-being. What then, is our national policy toward urban affairs? In Urban Affairs leading experts in a variety of disciplines explore this question.
Conversations with the Dead
A digitally remastered facsimile edition of Danny Lyon's seminal 1971 photobook, highly influential in the history of documentary photography. Conversations with the Dead provides an extraordinary photographic record of life inside six Texas prisons and the relationships Lyon built with the inmates. Revolutionary at the time of publication, it was one of the first photobooks to include ephemera. This new edition has been updated with an afterward by Lyon himself detailing what happened to the inmates in the 40 years since the book was first published. It also offers new, unseen material including outtake images, audio recordings and newly commissioned texts on a specially created microsite as a free ibook edition of this landmark publication. Features: - A new afterward by Danny Lyon
"No one in the country knows as much as Neal Peirce about the ins and outs of American local government "Neal Peirce is the best writer on urban affairs in the country". -- Henry Cisneros, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development