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 2009

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The Identification of Participation Barriers Associated with Employment Testing in the Ontario Constable Selection System, Glenn Hadley

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Policy Process in Ontario: An Analysis of the Process for the Implementation of a By-Law to Restrict or Limit the Number of Cats in a Household in an Urban Municipality, Lois O’Neill

Major Research Papers from 2008

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Managing the Future: Why Some Ontario Municipalities Are Not Engaging In Succession Planning, Jessie Carson

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Women in Municipal Politics: Barriers to Participation, Carol Down

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Decentralized Administrations and Decision-Making & Effective Policy Implementation: A Study of Agricultural Severance in Southwestern Ontario 2001 to 2007, Paul Hicks

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Female Participation in the Police Promotion Process: Are Women Competing for Promotion in Numbers Proportionate to their Statistical Representation in Policing?, Brent Shea

Major Research Papers from 2007

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The Theory Disconnect: Reconciling Theories of Justice, Ethics, and Morality with the Practice of Public Administration, Alexander DeLorey

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Impacts of the Greenbelt Plan on the Agricultural Industry, Case Study: Town of Erin, Wellington County, Robert Dwayne Evans

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Community & Political Participation of Municipal Employees: An Analysis of the Community and Political Participation of Municipal Employees in the City of London, Jennifer Harmer

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Differences in Population Growth: A Case Study of Two Eastern Ontario Rural Municipalities, Beverly Kerby

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Municipal Capital Works Projects: An Analysis of Scheduling Delays and Cost Escalations, Doug MacKay

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Attitudes Toward Public Health Funding: Results of a Survey That Explored Differences in Support by Ontario Municipal Elected Officials for Local Public Health Programs, Elaine Reddick

Major Research Papers from 2006

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The Impact of Higher Education on Police Management in Three Ontario Police Services, Jason Dale

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No Equity in a Vacuum: The Ontario Municipal Diversity Project – An Examination of the Current State of Employment Equity and Diversity in Ontario Municipalities, Benjamin Elling

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Coping with Diversity: Municipal Actions in Response of Increased Immigrant Diversity in the Cities of Hamilton and Markham in Ontario, Erika Hegedues

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A Public Policy Analysis: The Effect of Issue Framing and the Policy Network on Environmental Tobacco Smoke Bylaw Development in Peel Region, Deborah Keen

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The Evolution of Community Policing in Chatham-Kent: Citizen Engagement, Organizational Change, and the Neighbourhood Policing Project, Dennis Poole

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Service Delivery Review: The Ontario Experience, Kelly Stymiest

Major Research Papers from 2005

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Capital Expenditures in Metropolitan Toronto: A Comparison of the Capital Operations and Written Literature on Capital Infrastructure for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Caspar Hall

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Comparing Immigrant Services, Practices, Programs, and Policies in the City of London and the City of Toronto: The Implications for the City of London, Tiwei Huang

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Watch Your Language: An Analysis of Local Government Collective Agreement Harassment Language, Anne MacArthur

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Escaping from the Straightjacket That Baffled Houdini: An Analysis of the Myths and Realities of Empowering Toronto Through a City Charter, Luis Silva

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Killing Bambi: Decision-Making When Values Clash, Eha Skaith

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Community Mobilization in the Waterloo Regional Police Service: A Process Evaluation of the Community Mobilization Initiative of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, Matthew Torigian

Major Research Papers from 2004

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Potential Alternative Revenue Sources for Municipal Infrastructure Maintenance – A Case Study: County of Peterborough Transportation Infrastructure, Chris Bradley