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Building Relationships or Building Roadblocks with Public Consultation? An Evaluation of the Urban Aboriginal Strategy's Community Advisory Committees in Winnipeg and Toronto
My comparative case study seeks to answer the following question: Have Community Advisory Committees (CACs) shifted decision-making power and permitted the building of trust through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS)? It ...
Controlling Conception: Citizenship and the Governance of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada (1989-2004)
The emergence of a neoliberal mode of governance in the 1970s occurred in tandem with the advent of new reproductive technologies. These two developments have fundamentally altered social life, and have resulted in the ...
Forging a New Democratic Party: The Politics of the Third Way From Clinton to Obama
This dissertation analyzes the evolution of the American Democratic Party’s ideological orientation from 1985 to 2014. The central problem is to develop an understanding of how shifts in political-economic context and ...
Abortion Rights in Quebec and Ireland: Divergent Paths
The ability to control ones personal reproduction should be experienced by all women, regardless of citizenship. For Irish women, however, this does not exist. Irelands constitutional protection of a fetal right to life ...
The Value of Quality: Capital, Class, and Quality Assessment in the Re-making of Higher Education in the United State, the United Kingdom, and Ontario
This dissertation examines the utility of quality assessment (QA) in higher education as a means of measuring and improving qualitative excellence. It also tracks the emergence and development of QA in the United States, ...
Growth Management and Regional Government: How an Interpretive Approach Can Explain Politicians' Commitment to Smart Growth Policies in Waterloo Region, Ontario
This dissertation is a case study that explains how the Waterloo areas regional government in Ontario, Canada, came to embrace smart growth policies, which aim to protect agricultural and environmentally sensitive areas ...