Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Local Institutional Change and the Policy Fields Approach PART ONE: LOCAL ABCS IN KITCHENER, ONTARIO 2. Berlin, Ontario in the Age of the ABC 3. The Special-Purpose Routine: ABCs Triumphant 4. Regional Reform and Municipal Restructuring: The Final Chapter? PART TWO: LOCAL ABCS IN THREE PROVINCIAL-MUNICIPAL DOMAINS 5. Public School Boards 6. Local Boards of Health 7. Hydro-Electric Commissions 8. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
"Fields of Authority is a beautifully written and empirically robust study of special purpose bodies." -- Caroline Andrew, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa "Jack Lucas demonstrates an unbelievable range and depth of research in Fields of Authority. This book fills a significant hole in the available scholarship." -- Rand Dyck, Department of Political Science, Carleton University "Fields of Authority is an engaging and accessible volume that will be of interest to both specialists and lay readers. Jack Lucas's fluid and descriptive style constructs a series of rich narratives that capture the reader's interest and attention as he reveals the fascinating history of key special purpose bodies in Ontario." -- Daniel Henstra, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo
Jack Lucas is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary.