David Siegel

Professor, Political Science

BSC (Accounting) (Louisville)
MA (Public Administration) (Carleton)
PhD (Political Science) (Toronto)
Certified General Accountant

Office: Plaza 328
905-688-5550 x3481

My current research project involves examining the leadership qualities of municipal chief administrative officers.

Area of specialization:

  • Canadian politics
  • Local government
  • Public policy & administration
  • Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014).
  • “Leadership Role of the Municipal Chief Administrative Officer”, Canadian Public Administration (Summer 2010).
  • Ontario, in Andrew Sancton and Robert Young, eds. Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada’s Provinces (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 20-69.
  • The Young Are the Restless: The Problem of Attracting and Retaining Young People, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 17, no. 2 (Winter 2008).
  • Professionalism and Public Service: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Kernaghan, co-edited with Ken Rasmussen (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008).
  • Personality Traits of Municipal Politicians and Administrators, (co-authored with Michael Ashton and Joseph Kushner) Canadian Public Administration, vol. 50, no. 2 (Summer, 2007), pp. 273-289.
  • Why Do Municipal Electors Not Vote? (co-authored with Joseph Kushner) Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 15, no 2 (Winter 2006), pp. 264-77.
  • Recent Changes in Provincial-Municipal Relations in Ontario: A New Era or a Missed Opportunity? in Robert Young and Christian Leuprecht (eds.) Municipal-Federal-Provincial Relations in Canada (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006), pp. 181-97.
  • Classic Readings in Canadian Public Administration, co-edited with Barbara Wake Carroll and Mark Sproule-Jones (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2005), 523 pp.
  • Municipal Reform in Ontario: Revolutionary Evolution, in Joseph Garcea and Edward C. LeSage Jr., eds. Municipal Reform in Canada: Reconfiguration, Re-Empowerment, and Rebalancing Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 127-48.
  • Are Services Delivered More Efficiently After Municipal Amalgamations? (co-authored with Joseph Kushner) Canadian Public Administration, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 251-67.
  • Citizens’ Attitudes Toward Municipal Amalgamation in Three Ontario Municipalities, (co-authored with Joseph Kushner), Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 26, no. 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 49-59.
  • Effect of Municipal Amalgamations in Ontario on Political Representation and Accessibility, (co-authored with Joseph Kushner) Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 36, no 5 (December 2003), pp. 1035-51.
  • Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, co-edited with E.P. Fowler (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2002), 302 pp.
  • Evolution, Revolution, Amalgamation: Restructuring in Three Ontario Municipalities, co-authored with Thomas R. Hollick (London, Ont.: Local Government Program, University of Western Ontario, 2001), 354 pp.
  • Canadian Mayors A Profile and Determinants of Electoral Success, co-authored with Joseph Kushner and Hannah Stanwick, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 10, no. 1 (June 2001), pp. 5-22.
  • Service in the Field: The World of Front-Line Public Servants, co-authored with Barbara Wake Carroll (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999), 251 pp.
  • Public Administration in Canada: A Text, co authored with Kenneth Kernaghan (Scarborough: Nelson, 1987), 642 pp. Second edition in 1991, 659 pp. Third edition in 1995, 706 pp. Fourth edition in 1999.