Culture and Local Governance Culture et gouvernance locale

Managing editor(s): Christopher Gunter, Université Saint-Paul (Co-rédaction en chef), Julie Bérubé, Université du Québec en Outaouais (Co-rédaction en chef)


Culture and Local Governance (CLG) is a peer-reviewed online journal. CLG offers a space for dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, between established and emerging scholars, and between academics and practitioners. In order to enhance the social impact of work published in its pages, CLG emphasizes research diffusion and communication. In keeping with this philosophy, CLG is an open access journal.

The journal aims at publishing original work, both theoretical and empirical, on the relation between culture and local governance. This is broadly defined to include the following:

  • Cultural policies and management
    CLG encourages submissions related to the administration of municipal leisure and culture services as well as local and regional cultural policies. Papers addressing the various policy and managerial aspects of local cultural administration are welcomed.
  • Heritage administration and preservation
    Integral to the contemporary challenges of urban development and renewal, heritage preservation and administration requires the intervention of many stakeholders. As it is an important aspect of urban and regional cultural governance, we encourage submissions that illustrate the different faces of heritage preservation.
  • Culture and urban space
    Articles may also address the uses of urban space. In this sense, the journal is interested in publishing papers that explore the interplay between culture and the production and consumption of space in an urban context.
  • Ethnic groups and local governance
    The journal likewise welcomes contributions that explore the connections between ethno-cultural groups, social identity, power relations and local governance. In particular, we welcome contributions that investigate how different groups contest and appropriate urban and regional spaces.

CLG is keenly interested in promoting the exploration of the multifaceted nature of culture and its relation to local governance. We therefore especially encourage contributions that explore linkages between the themes outlined above. CLG is a bilingual journal and invites contributions both in English and in French.


Att: Jonathan Paquette, FSS7005

Centre on Governance

University of Ottawa

120 university

Ottawa, Ontario


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Editorial policy and ethics

CLG publishes double-blind peer reviewed article.

CLG does not require or ask for any publication fee.

CLG diffuse open access work following the Creative Common Attribution Licence. 

Information for contributors

Manuscripts should be submitted using the submission tool from this website. Alternatively, manuscripts can be submitted by email directly to 

Maximum file size is 3 MB. Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words. They should be accompanied by a short abstract of roughly 300 words. Manuscripts should use APA style and Canadian spelling throughout. Tables, graphs, figures and diagrams should be embedded in the body of the text rather than at the end of the manuscript.

Manuscripts are evaluated by at least two experts. 

Editorial board


Christopher Gunter, Saint-Paul University

Julie Bérubé, Université du Québec en Outaouais


Founding Editor

Jonathan Paquette, Université du Québec en Outaouais


Executive Editors Emeritus

Jonathan Paquette, Université du Québec en Outaouais


Editorial Board

Christopher Gunter, Saint-Paul University

Julie Bérubé, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Sharon Jeannotte, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

Robin Nelson, MacEwan University

Constance DeVereaux, University of Connecticut

Julien Doris, University of Ottawa


Consulting Editors

Nancy Duxbury, Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES), Portugal

Aurélie Lacassagne, Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sofia Lindström,University of Borås, Sweden

Anne Mévellec, University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa

Guy Bellavance, INRS

Tim Nieguth, Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Hanna Ojamo, University of Arts, Helsinki

Frédéric Poulard, Université de Lille

Ian Roberge, Glendon College, York University