MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration


Political Science


Horak, Martin

Geographical Areas

London, Ontario


This paper examines the types of community and political participation municipal employees favour and the effect of political activity regulations on participation based on a survey administered to public service employees in the City of London. The findings reveal that many municipal employees consider themselves to have a high amount of discretion in their duties and the commitment to public service transcends the workplace and translates into exceptional levels of participation in the community, but many are reluctant to engage in overt forms of political participation.