The Limits of Boundaries: Why City-regions Cannot be Self-governing

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Oct 8, 2008 - Political Science - 192 pages
Andrew Sancton combines his own broad knowledge of global changes with an outline and comparison of the viewpoints of prominent social scientists to argue that city regions in western liberal democracies will not and cannot be self-governing. Self-government requires a territory delineated by official boundaries, but the multiple boundaries of city-regions, unlike the clear and undisputed boundaries of provinces and states, continue to move outward due to the constant growth and expansion of urban populations and services.

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Preface and Acknowledgments
Focusing on Cities
Boundaries for Central Governments
Boundaries for Municipal Corporations
CityStates in Theory and Practice
Cities and Central Governments
SelfGovernment for Toronto?
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Andrew Sancton is professor of political science and director of the Local Government Program at the University of Western Ontario.

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