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 2011

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Affordable Housing Within A Post-Welfare State: The Case of Toronto, Dave Guyadeen

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Workforce Diversity Management in Ontario Municipalities, Jennifer Lajoie

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Organizational Behavioural Obstructions Between Planners and Implementing the Development Permit System, Joseph Nethery

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Corruption Prevention in Ontario Municipalities, Jacqueline Palmer

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Aging Related Issues and the Agenda Setting Process: A Comparative Analysis, Annie Tam

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Deliberative Democracy and Empowerment: An Analysis of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s Tenant Participation System, Sewit Tamene

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Expropriating Land for Public Purposes: What China Can Learn From Canada, Xuezi Zhong

Major Research Papers from 2010

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Procurement of Information Technology and Canadian Municipalities, Umera Ali

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Community Engagement In Strengthening Neighbourhood Initiatives, Diana Bumstead

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Explaining the Variation in the E-Government Characteristics of Municipal Websites: An Analysis of E-Content, E-Participation, and Social Media Features in Municipal Websites in Canada, Jordan Dolson

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Assessment of Medium-Sized Ontario Municipalities’ Hiring Practices, Andrea D’Souza

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A Study of the 2006 Municipal Elections in Ontario Analyzing the Effectiveness of the Campaign Period and Campaign Spending of Incumbent Mayors and Their Bids to be Re-Elected, Wendell Graves

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The Role of Local Government in Social Policy and Program Development: Impacts of Municipal Reform, Areej Hasso

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Public Participation in Canadian Local Government: A Study of the Meadowlily Secondary Plan Process in London, Ontario, Michael Hurley

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Active Recreation Incentives for Low Income Adults Living in Rural Communities, Heather King

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The Role of Municipalities in Redistribution in Ontario: A Study on Ontario Works, Siu Ming Kwok

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How to Shift Into High Gear: An Analysis of the Implementation of London’s Bicycle Master Plan, Kenneth Man

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Bill 150: The Green Energy Act: An Analysis of Green Energy Politics in Ontario, Peter Markvoort

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The Political Business Cycle in Ontario: An Empirical Analysis of Financial and Demographic Data Across Medium to Large-Sized Ontario Municipalities, Robert McGarva

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Tangible Capital Assets Accounting Policy Implementation in Middlesex County, Glenda Ogilvie

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Law Enforcement Expenditures and Crime Rates in Canadian Municipalities: A Statistical Analysis of How Law Enforcement Expenditures Impact Municipal Crime Rates in Canada, Matthew Slotwinski

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Eviction Notice – Arrears Due: A Report on Ontario Social Housing Providers’ Discretion to Evict, Valentina Trglavcnik

Major Research Papers from 2009

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Municipal Voter Turn-Out In Ontario: An Analysis of Community Theories and Their Application to a Prescription for Higher Voter Turn-Out in Municipal Elections, Stephen Chait

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Electoral Cycles in Ontario Municipalities: Does Election Proximity Make Local Politicians More Competitive?, Mathew Daley

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An Overall Assessment of the Ontario Municipalities Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI), Feven Gebremicael