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Lecture 5, Urban politics

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Department
Geography
Course
GGR124H1
Professor
Deborah Cowen
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 5, Politics Today, 1. Informal evaluation 2. Urban politics within and beyond city hall 3. Special guest, Math Galloway Todays questions: What is urban politics? How are different levels of government involved in urban politics? Do formal politics have a monopoly on the political? What kinds of things do municipal governments do? What are the various actors, institutions and spaces involved in governing the city? Urban politics within city hall Municipal government in canada Canadas municipal system is modeled almost entirely on the British system. In the 19th century, the British Parliament established a national municipal system in order to implement and finance central government policies locally. In Canada too, municipalities were created in the interests of elites and central governme
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