Social actors and their role in metropolitan governance in Montréal: towards an inclusive coalition?
Source: GeoJournal, Volume 75, Number 6, December 2010 , pp. 567-579(13)
Abstract:The article is about the role of civil society organizations in the governance of the Montréal metropolitan region. It identifies a high level of cooperation around metropolitan scale issues on the part of these organizations. In the Montréal region, government agencies as well as private corporations demonstrate readiness to work alongside civil society organizations on joint projects. Evidence of this type of collaboration is particularly strong in the case of economic development, neighbourhood revitalization and cultural initiatives. This form of cooperation is perceived as a manifestation of the so-called “Québec model” and is an asset for the Montréal metropolitan region. The article demonstrates that interventions that involve social organizations are more likely to be successful than those that turn their back on these organizations.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography/Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), Université du Québec à Montréal, CP 8888, Centre-Ville, Montréal, Que., H3C 3P8, Canada, Email: email@example.com 2: Télé-université/Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), Université du Québec à Montréal, 100 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Canada, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2010-12-01