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Ontario’S Local Immigration Partnership Councils: Renewing Multiculturalism From Below?, Neil Bradford Jun 2015

Ontario’S Local Immigration Partnership Councils: Renewing Multiculturalism From Below?, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


The 'Good Enough' Multicultural City: Managing Diversity In Toronto, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking, Neil Bradford Dec 2014

The 'Good Enough' Multicultural City: Managing Diversity In Toronto, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Neighbourhood Revitalization In Canada: Towards Place-Based Policy Solutions, Neil Bradford Dec 2013

Neighbourhood Revitalization In Canada: Towards Place-Based Policy Solutions, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Local Immigration Partnerships Gathering Momentum: Early Successes, Emerging Challenges, And Recommendations For The Future., Neil Bradford, Caroline Andrew Apr 2011

Local Immigration Partnerships Gathering Momentum: Early Successes, Emerging Challenges, And Recommendations For The Future., Neil Bradford, Caroline Andrew

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


The Harper Immigration Agenda: Policy And Politics In Historical Context, Neil Bradford, Caroline Andrew Dec 2010

The Harper Immigration Agenda: Policy And Politics In Historical Context, Neil Bradford, Caroline Andrew

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Public Policy In Canada: Bringing Place In?, Neil Bradford Dec 2010

Public Policy In Canada: Bringing Place In?, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Toward A Transformative Agenda For Feddev Ontario, Neil Bradford, David Wolfe May 2010

Toward A Transformative Agenda For Feddev Ontario, Neil Bradford, David Wolfe

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Regional Economic Development Agencies In Canada: Lessons For Southern Ontario, Neil Bradford May 2010

Regional Economic Development Agencies In Canada: Lessons For Southern Ontario, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership Community Capacity And Needs Report, Neil Bradford, Victoria Esses, Paula Brochu, Caroline Camman, Muhammad Raza Dec 2009

London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership Community Capacity And Needs Report, Neil Bradford, Victoria Esses, Paula Brochu, Caroline Camman, Muhammad Raza

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Economic Ideas And Development Strategy: The Case Of London Ontario, Neil Bradford Dec 2009

Economic Ideas And Development Strategy: The Case Of London Ontario, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

The past two decades in Canada have witnessed significant economic restructuring and public policy innovation. While most research concentrates on federal recovery plans and provincial adjustment strategies, this article makes the case for studying actors and places on the restructuring front lines. Offering an ideational analysis of change dynamics in London, Ontario, a mid-sized manufacturing city, the article reveals a pattern of incremental policy adjustment even as bold ideas contesting the status quo were brought forward. Arguing that particular institutional-political settings operative at different governance scales shape the policy influence of ideas, the article situates the London experience in broader ...


Learning Through Evaluation? Reflections On Two Federal Community-Building Initiatives, Neil Bradford, Jill Chouinard Dec 2008

Learning Through Evaluation? Reflections On Two Federal Community-Building Initiatives, Neil Bradford, Jill Chouinard

Neil Bradford

In recent years, the federal government has launched numerous pilot projects to tackle complex, localized policy problems through new modes of governance involving vertical engagement with community-based organizations and horizontal collaboration across departments. A key purpose of these time-limited projects is policy learning, with an emphasis on action research and stakeholder dialogue to inform future innovation. However, realizing the possibilities for learning through pilot projects requires evaluation frameworks sensitive to the particular challenges of collaborative and community-based policy making. Through comparative case study analysis of two recent federal pilot projects, we highlight tensions in prevailing approaches and explore strategies for ...


The Oecd’S Local Turn: ‘Innovative Liberalism’ For The Cities?, Neil Bradford Dec 2007

The Oecd’S Local Turn: ‘Innovative Liberalism’ For The Cities?, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Whither The Federal Urban Agenda? A New Deal In Transition, Neil Bradford Dec 2006

Whither The Federal Urban Agenda? A New Deal In Transition, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Placing Social Policy? Reflections On Canada’S New Deal For Cities And Communities, Neil Bradford Dec 2006

Placing Social Policy? Reflections On Canada’S New Deal For Cities And Communities, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

This article analyses the New Deal for Cities and Communities pursued by the federal Liberal government between 2004 and 2006. Situating the initiative in broader urban policy debates about the merits of place-based interventions in tackling problems of poverty and exclusion, it is argued that the New Deal represented a novel attempt at "interscalar policy coordination" within Canadian federalism. Three specific policy tools are identified as central to the New Deal framework-municipal revenue transfers; urban development agreements; and community action research. To understand the New Deal's impact, the implementation of these tools is explored in the context of the ...


Place-Based Public Policy: Towards A New Urban And Community Agenda For Canada, Neil Bradford Dec 2004

Place-Based Public Policy: Towards A New Urban And Community Agenda For Canada, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Canada's Urban Agenda: A New Deal For The Cities?, Neil Bradford Dec 2003

Canada's Urban Agenda: A New Deal For The Cities?, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Creative Cities: Structured Policy Dialogue Report, Neil Bradford Dec 2003

Creative Cities: Structured Policy Dialogue Report, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Creative Cities: Structured Policy Dialogue Backgrounder, Neil Bradford Dec 2003

Creative Cities: Structured Policy Dialogue Backgrounder, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Governing The Canadian Economy: Ideas And Politics, Neil Bradford Dec 2003

Governing The Canadian Economy: Ideas And Politics, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Public-Private Partnership? Shifting Paradigms Of Economic Governance In Ontario, Neil Bradford Nov 2003

Public-Private Partnership? Shifting Paradigms Of Economic Governance In Ontario, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

In recent years, many governments have embraced new modes of economic governance that rely on public-private partnerships. These forms of governance effectively devolve authority and responsibility from the state, and instead rely on the policy networks found in civil society. This article argues that despite the general enthusiasm for such decentralized collaboration, there is significant variation in its meaning and practice. Comparing the public-private partnership strategies of two governments in Ontario in the 1990s, the article analyzes the origins and progress of two distinctive governance paradigms, looking for signs of economic innovation. The case studies demonstrate that each of the ...


Cities And Communities That Work: Innovative Practices, Enabling Policies, Neil Bradford Dec 2002

Cities And Communities That Work: Innovative Practices, Enabling Policies, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Why Cities Matter: Policy Research Perspectives For Canada, Neil Bradford Dec 2001

Why Cities Matter: Policy Research Perspectives For Canada, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Sectors, Cities, And Social Capital: Social Democratic And Neo-Liberal Innovation Strategies In Ontario, 1990-2000, Neil Bradford Dec 2001

Sectors, Cities, And Social Capital: Social Democratic And Neo-Liberal Innovation Strategies In Ontario, 1990-2000, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Renewing Social Democracy? Beyond The Third Way, Neil Bradford Dec 2001

Renewing Social Democracy? Beyond The Third Way, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


The Policy Influence Of Economic Ideas: Interests, Institutions And Innovation In Canada, Neil Bradford Dec 1999

The Policy Influence Of Economic Ideas: Interests, Institutions And Innovation In Canada, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Writing Public Philosophy: Canada's Royal Commissions On Everything, Neil Bradford Dec 1999

Writing Public Philosophy: Canada's Royal Commissions On Everything, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

This article explores the contributions to Canadian policy development and policy thought of three royal commissions of political-economic inquiry: the 1940 Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations; the 1958 Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects; and the 1985 Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada. Each commission is examined through tree areas of concern: The context for its appointment, the content of its report and the nature of its subsequent influence.


Innovation By Commission: Policy Paradigms And The Canadian Political System, Neil Bradford Dec 1998

Innovation By Commission: Policy Paradigms And The Canadian Political System, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


The Policy Influence Of Ideas: Interests, Institutions And Innovation In Canada, Neil Bradford Dec 1998

The Policy Influence Of Ideas: Interests, Institutions And Innovation In Canada, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Prospects For Associative Governance: Lessons From Ontario, Canada, Neil Bradford Nov 1998

Prospects For Associative Governance: Lessons From Ontario, Canada, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

The writer considers the prospects for the strategic construction of associative governance in liberal politics and capitalistic economies, taking as an example Ontario, Canada, which is one of North America's leading associative democratic laboratories. He examines innovative dynamics in three discrete but interrelated fields that constituted the policy foundation of an effort undertaken between 1985 and 1995 to build a new partnership-based governance regime mandated to put in place a diversifies quality production restructuring project. The fields that he explores are occupational health and safety, labor market training, and industrial development. He points out that the outcome of Ontario ...


Ontario's Experiment With Sectoral Initiatives: Labour Market And Industrial Policy, 1985-1996, Neil Bradford Dec 1997

Ontario's Experiment With Sectoral Initiatives: Labour Market And Industrial Policy, 1985-1996, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.