Compares nine city-county consolidations to similar cities and counties that did not consolidate. This book offers insight into whether consolidation meets those promises made to voters to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these governments.
Daniele Botti argues that John Rawls's philosophy is importantly connected with classical American pragmatism and that Rawls's intellectual trajectory did not take a "pragmatic turn" in the 1980s but possibly an "un-pragmatic" one. Both claims go against conventional wisdom, and Botti corroborates them with archival research.
This book examines state Supreme Court decision making during controversies involving religion, race, and gender skirmishes. It analyzes predominant factors influencing state Supreme Court decision making during controversies involving justices serving in these courts and confronting these crises.
This book explores the new administrative implications of local governments as they are interconnected with other governments and nongovernmental organizations in governance systems. The focus is on local system building, local politics, knowledge management, networks, interoperability, new forms of organization, and global influences.
The Financial Policies, Practices, and Health of Suburban Municipalities
A comprehensive analysis of the financial condition, management, and policy making of local governments in a metropolitan region that offers local governments currently dealing with the Great Recession a better understanding of what affects them financially and how to operate with less revenue.
Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America's Large Cities
Different forms of city government are in widespread use across the United States. The two most common structures are the mayor-council form and the council-manager form. This title offers case studies of fourteen large US cities that have considered changing their form of government over the years.
In 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act rocked America's schools with new initiatives for results-based accountability. This work takes a critical look at mayoral control of urban school districts, beginning with Boston's schools in 1992 and examining more than 100 school districts in 40 states.