Governing Toronto Without Government: Liberalism and Neoliberalism

“The recent creation of the new city of Toronto exemplifies the implications of contemporary changes in “urban governmentality.” This article argues that the amalgamation of the old constituent municipalities of Metro Toronto must be understood in the context of broader transformations of liberal regimes of government and the success of advanced liberalism in Europe, North America and Australia. Before examining the changes brought about and resisted in Toronto, it briefly outlines the development of the currently dominant neoliberal form of governmentality.”

Published in Studies in Political Economy | E. Isin | 1998,,