A Reconceptualisation of Urban Management: The Administration of Cities, Their Services, and Their Growth

A Reconceptualisation of Urban Management: The Administration of Cities, Their Services, and Their Growth

By: Irena Baclij (author)Hardback

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This is a fresh examination of urban management. This book surveys the role of city administration in a neoliberal globalized world as it relates to sustainable economic growth. It provides insight on social, environmental, service and resource issues through reconceptualization of urban management policies and an investigation of the new entrepreneurial approaches to inspire city growth.

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FOREWORD by Robin Hambleton; INTRODUCTION; 1. THE CITY IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION THEORY; 1.1 Urbanisation - cities are reality; 1.2 Cities as "engines of growth"; 2. CITY - A SUBJECT OF MANAGEMENT; 2.1 Legal framework to govern and manage cities; 2.1.1 Urban government structure(s); 2.1.2 Urban management structure(s); 3. THE TWIN ROLES OF CITY ADMINISTRATION; 3.1 Traditional role of city administration - urban; public-service provision; 3.1.1 Subsidiary and urban-service provision; 3.1.2 What is special about urban public-services; provision?; 3.1.3 Influence of management on urban public-service; provision; 3.2 Modern city administration: an entrepreneurial and; proactive role; 3.2.1 What caused the shift from administrating to; managing; 3.2.2 Are constrains the same on national and city; administrations?; 3.2.3 NPM at the city level; 4. DEFINING URBAN MANAGEMENT:; ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT; 4.1 The development of urban management; 4.1.1 The gatekeeper period; 4.1.2 The agencies' period; 4.1.3 The governance period; 4.2 Toward a definition of urban management; 4.2.1 Urban management vs. urban governance; 4.2.2 The trimorphism of urban management; 4.2.3 Arriving at a definition of urban management; AND MORE.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780773443105
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9780773443105
  • ISBN10: 077344310X

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