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Managing Local Government
Public Administration in Practice

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June 1991 | 363 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Local governments in the United States are important in providing an almost endless variety of services that immediately affect our lives. And, in recent years local governments and administrators are becoming increasingly important as they try to deal effectively with drugs, AIDS, homelessness, gangs, economic decline, or even economic development. A well written examination, this important volume provides a descriptive analysis of how public administrators manage municipal government. Managing Local Government explores conceptual and empirical dimensions of public administration including the legal aspects of public management; human resource management; budgeting and public finance; the political dimension; intergovernmental relations; and ethical considerations. Within this context, the authors take up such pressing and practical issues as economic development, housing, culture and recreation, public safety, transportation, and waste disposal. Professionals and students of public administration, urban studies, policy studies, and political science will find this volume essential reading. " The American text, Managing Local Government: Public Administration in Practice is another example in the large collections of readings, modestly priced, and . . . covering key policy and administration issues. . . . The bringing together of these studies, mostly written by practitioners, is a long overdue and worthy contribution to the literature. The insights contained here could hitherto only be gleaned from professional journals. In teaching a course on municipal administration I found this book to contain important practical and theoretical insights. I can only hope that someone will be stimulated to draw together similar insights from the Canadian background." --Trevor Price, University of Windsor

 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
David C Perry and Lawrence F Keller
Public Administration at the Local Level
Definition, Theory, and Context

 
Lawrence F Keller and David C Perry
The Structures of Government
 
PART TWO: OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
Lawrence F Keller and Alan C Weinstein
Law and the City
Jack P DeSario, Kennth L Ender, James D Slack, and Charles A Washington
Management of Human Resources in Local Government
Michael W Spicer and Richard D Bingham
Public Finance and Budgeting
Sandra Kaufman
Decision Making and Conflict Management Processes in Local Government
Paul R Dommel
Intergovernmental Relations
Brian M Murphy
Ethics in Local Government Administration
 
PART THREE: OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
Mittie Olion Chandler
The Management of Public Housing
William M Bowen, Herbert J Rubin and Edward W Hill
The Management of Economic Development
Keith P Rasey, W Dennis Keating, Norman Krumholz and Philip D Star
The Management of Neighborhood Development
Community Development Corporations

 
Raymond J Rose
The Management of Public Safety
Terri Lynn Cornwell and Nike F Speltz
The Management of Cultural and Recreational Services
David A Kuemmel
Management of the Transportation System
Claire L Felbinger and Robert R Whitehead
Development and Redevelopment of Infrastructure
Claire L Felbinger and Robert R Whitehead
Management of Solid-Wastes Disposal

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