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Forms of local government : a handbook on city, county and regional options

Author: Roger L Kemp
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2007, ©1999.
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the various forms of government below the state level now in use in the United States of America. This book sorts through the traditional commission,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Kemp
ISBN: 9780786431007 0786431008
OCLC Number: 148849964
Notes: Originally published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1999.
Description: ix, 388 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part I: Introduction --
Overview of local governments / John Kincaid --
The structure of local governments / James H. Svara --
Evolution of national civil league policies / William N. Cassella Jr. --
Sharing the load of governance / James H. Svara --
The responsible public executive / William N. Cassella Jr. --
Part II: Cities --
Forms of local government in American history / Charles R. Adrian --
Contemporary choices for citizens / Julianne Duvall --
The council-manager form of government / Roger L. Kemp --
Understanding the role of the mayor's office / James H. Svara --
Theory v. reality with the council-manager plan / B.J.D. Rowe --
An assessment of the council-manager plan / Karl F. Johnson and C.J. Hein --
Part III: Counties --
Overview of county government / Tanis J. Salant --
Organization of county governments / Herbert Sydney Duncombe --
The suburban county / R. Scott Fisher --
The rural county / Kaye Braaten --
County leadership models / Ann Klinger --
Part IV: Regions --
Regional governance and the post-industrial economy / Allan D. Wallis --
Regional cooperation: global competitiveness and urban reform / Theodore Hershberg --
From metropolitan cooperation to governance / David B. Walker --
The evolution of regional planning / American Planning Association --
Models of regional governance / Richard Sybert --
Regional governance and regional councils / J. Eugene Grigsby III --
Part V: City studies and trends --
Contemporary trends in municipal government structures / Tari Renner and Victor S. DeSantis --
Form and adaptation of municipal government structures / Robert P. Boynton and Victor S. DeSantis --
Fractured cities: when power becomes fragmented / Rob Gurwitt --
What to do when reformed government doesn't work / Gerald E. Newfarmer --
Writing home-rule charters / Susan B. Hannah --
The benefits of the council-manager plan / Betsy D. Sherman --
Part VI: County studies and trends --
County government: a century of change / Victor S. DeSantis --
Counties in transition: issues and challenges / Robert D. Thomas --
City-country consolidation: a matter of efficiency? / Julianne Duvall --
City-county consolidation: learning from failure / Richard W. Campbell --
The evolutionary consolidation model / Herbert H. Hughes and Charles Lee --
A report to t he Chapter Review Board / Donald C. Menzel --
Part VII: Regional studies and trends --
The case for regional cooperation / Theodore Hershberg --
Regions in action: regional governance and global competitiveness / Allan D. Wallis --
Regionalism: the new geography of opportunity / Henry G. Cisneros --
The Metropolitan Council: integrating planning and operations / The Metropolitan Council --
Revenue sharing and urban growth / Richard M. Sheehan --
Part VIII: The future --
The lure of the strong mayor / Rob Gurwitt --
Beware of the lure of the strong mayor / Terrell Blodgett --
Good government, bad government / Alan Ehrenhalt --
County government in the 21st century / Donald C. Menzel --
Regional excellence in the 21st century / William Dodge --
Hope for "suburbanitis" / Thomas H. Reed.
Responsibility: edited by Roger L. Kemp.

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