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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32422

Title: Smart Community, Community Informatics, Ideology and Governance: The Experience of the Western Valley Development Agency
Authors: Peddle, Katrina
Keywords: Smart Community
Community Informatics
Governance
Western Valley Development Agency
Connecting Canadians
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking
Citation: Peddle, Katrina. (2007). "Smart Community, Community Informatics, Ideology and Governance: The Experience of the Western Valley Development Agency," CRACIN Working Paper No. 20, February 2007, Toronto: Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking.
Series/Report no.: CRACIN Working Paper
20
Abstract: This paper analyzes the policy implications of a community technology case study conducted in 2005 in rural Nova Scotia. Linking national policy initiatives to local power struggles in community development, I outline the role of federal Connecting Canadians policies in the context of a small regional development authority (RDA), the Western Valley Development Agency (WVDA). The WVDA closed permanently in August 2005 due to a confluence of factors, including governance struggles and ideological conflict around the types of activities in which they engaged. This paper explores the variety of factors that surround the WVDA’s closure from a micro to macro perspective, and analyses through a series of qualitative interviews the decisions of municipal partners to withdraw funding from the organization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32422
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