Local Government Reform: A Comparative Analysis of Advanced Anglo-American Countries

Local Government Reform: A Comparative Analysis of Advanced Anglo-American Countries

By: Edward LeSage (editor), Brian E. Dollery (editor), Joseph Garcea (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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

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. References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847200716
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781847200716
  • ISBN10: 1847200710

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