MPA Major Research Papers

 

All Western Master of Public Administration students complete a faculty-supervised Major Research Paper. At the time of submission, students may opt to publicly release their papers. This series contains all publicly available papers completed since 1990.

The program does not endorse the content of these papers which are the independent research of the students. The papers are owned by the authors and posted here with their permission.

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Major Research Papers from 2018

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Held to Account? An Analysis of Political Accountability in Ontario’s Municipal Sector, David W. Arbuckle

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An Assessment of Service and Program Support for Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) in a Multi-Level Policy Delivery System: A Case of Selected Ontario Municipalities, Henry Gyeketey Awere

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Stakeholder Participation in Land-Use Planning Processes: An Assessment of London’s Official Plan Review Process- ‘Rethink London’ Using the Collaborative Planning Framework, Elmond Bandauko

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Levelling the Urban Playing Field: How Municipalities can Increase Leverage from Sports Franchises during Sports Venue Public-Private-Partnerships Negotiations, Bipin Dhillon

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Career Paths and Leadership Skills of Public Library CEOs, Simona Dinu

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Factors Influencing Collective Co-production of Services at the Municipal Level: A Case Study of the City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy, Brian Kreps

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Job Recruitment & Retention in Rural Ontario: A Model of Physician Recruitment, Applied to the Recruitment of Local Government Professionals in Bruce County, Mollie Kuchma

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The City of London and the Syrian Resettlement Initiative: Lessons Learned, Victoria Parada

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The Leadership Role of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in Smaller Municipalities: Two Profiles, Robert H.A. Tremblay

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Hidden Hurdles: An Exploration of Possible Barriers Women Encounter When Pursuing a Career as an Operational Firefighter in Ontario, Lydia Wilcox

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Ontario Municipal Voters’ List Reform Project, Paul Wilton

Major Research Papers from 2017

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The Socioeconomic implications of Ontario's Joint and Several Liability Arrangement: Insights from Municipal Political Elites in Perth County, Josh Brick

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The Applicability of British Columbia's Regional Districts as a model of Regional Governance for Newfoundland and Labrador, Jennifer Crowe

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Measuring the Fiscal Impact of At-Large Versus Ward-Based Political Representation in Ontario Municipalities, Alysha Faria

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Does the Province have enough financial and statistical data available to execute a needs-based grant allocation to target municipal infrastructure investment instead of utilizing an application process to allocate funds?, Brenda Garrett

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The Rural Effect on School Closures and the Limitations Within the Provincial Policy Framework, Shannon Geraghty

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Enumeration of the Homeless Population in Rural Communities, Barbara Hall

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Indigenous-Municipal Intergovernmental Agreements: A Case Study Examining Substantive Collaboration, Gwendolyn Lowrie-Dennis

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Pluralism in Regional Health Planning: An Analysis of Public Engagement in Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks, Paul Sandor

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WaterRight: An Examination of Drinking Water, Tax Policy, and Water Affordability in Southwestern Ontario, Robert Sharon

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The Future of CAOs in Small Ontario Municipalities: A Study of What Small Ontario Municipalities Are Doingto Recruit and Retain ‘Top Talent’, Michael Szarka

Major Research Papers from 2016

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The Effectiveness of Using a Public-Private-Partnership Model for Urban Rail Transit: The Vancouver Case, Jie Bian

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The Effects of Income Inequality on Social Assistance Services Caseload: A Local Perspective of London, Ontario Using Multiple Linear Regression Statistical Model, Juan Cardona

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Digital Strategies in Local Government: Private Sector and Early Adopters Lessons Learned, Robert Delorme

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Should the Niagara Region Chair Be Directly Elected?, Michael Genova