The Limits of Boundaries: Why City-regions Cannot be Self-governing
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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The Limits of Boundaries: Why City-Regions Cannot Be Self-Governing
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Alan Broadbent Alesina and Spolaore annexation authority autonomous community become Berlin boundaries of sovereign Brussels Calgary Canadian census census metropolitan area central government central-city municipality centre chapter citistate city governments city of Toronto city-states concerned constituent units council countries created currency decisions defined discussion dominant economic especially established example existing Extended Golden Horseshoe federal functions Gerald Frug Germany global cities governmental Greater Golden Horseshoe Greater Toronto Charter Growth Plan Ibid important infrastructure institutions issues Jacobs’s Jane Jacobs jurisdictions land Lšnder London Madrid Magnusson metropolitan areas metropolitan government metropolitan region municipal boundaries municipal governments nation-states Ohmae Parti Acadien political population problems proposals province of Toronto provincial government Quebec recent referendum regional legislature relating residents responsibility rural secede secession self-governing Singapore special-purpose bodies Statistics Canada task force territory Toronto city-region Treaty of Verdun upper-tier urban areas urban governance urban municipalities Wellman