Professor, Political Science
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.