University of Western Ontario
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance
Martin Horak is Associate Professor of Political Science at Western University. His research focuses on urban policy-making in Canada and other countries, on the multilevel governance of cities, and on the relationship between daily urban life and politics. His books include Governing the Post-Communist City: Institutions and Democratic Development in Prague (2008); Sites of Governance: Multilevel Governance and Policy-Making in Canada’s Cities (2012, co-edited with Robert Young); and Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Post-Industrial City (2015, with multiple co-authors). He has also published numerous journal articles on Canadian and comparative urban politics and governance. Between 2010 and 2017, he was the Director of the Local Government Program at Western University.