Local Government Reform

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Local Government Reform

A Comparative Analysis of Advanced Anglo-American Countries

9781847200716 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Brian E. Dollery, Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Local Government, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, Joseph Garcea, Associate Professor of Political Studies and Chair, Public Administration Program, University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Edward C. LeSage Jr., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 071 6 Extent: 288 pp
The book is unique in that it provides a systematic comparative analysis of municipal reform by using an analytical framework that focuses on structural, functional, financial, jurisdictional and organizational/managerial reform in each of the six countries. It can be used as a valuable reading in advanced level undergraduate and graduate courses in local government and public administration politics, as well as in local government administration and policy making.

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This is the only book that provides a comparative analysis of local government reforms in six developed Anglo-American countries: Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, the United States and Canada. The authors provide important insights on the factors that have driven local government reforms and the effects of those reforms. The emphasis on these English-speaking common law democracies facilitates an analysis of the essential features of local government reform programs and the common factors driving them.

The book is unique in that it provides a systematic comparative analysis of municipal reform by using an analytical framework that focuses on structural, functional, financial, jurisdictional and organizational/managerial reform in each of the six countries. It can be used as a valuable reading in advanced level undergraduate and graduate courses in local government and public administration politics, as well as in local government administration and policy making.

Academics and students of local government and policy makers will be pleased with this thorough treatment of the subject.
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‘Written by an impressive array of experts, this book surveys local government reforms in six advanced democracies, federal and unitary, which share a municipal legacy: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US. . . The book has an excellent bibliography and will help open up a field heretofore noted for its insularity. Recommended.’
– A.J. Ward, Choice
Contributors
Contributors: M. Callanan, M. Cole, B.E. Dollery, J. Garcea, C. Hoene, E.C. LeSage Jr., M. MacCarthaigh, N. Marshall, M. Reid, J. Svara
Contents
Contents:

1. Introduction
Brian E. Dollery, Joseph Garcea and Edward C. LeSage Jr.

2. Local Government Reforms in Australia
Neil Marshall

3. Local Government Reforms in New Zealand
Mike Reid

4. Local Government Reforms in Britain
Michael Cole

5. Local Government Reforms in Ireland
Mark Callanan and Muiris MacCarthaigh

6. Local Government Reforms in the United States
James Svara and Christopher Hoene

7. Local Government Reforms in Canada
Joseph Garcea and Edward C. LeSage Jr.

8. Comparative Overview and Assessment of Reforms
Brian E. Dollery, Joseph Garcea and Edward C. LeSage Jr.

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