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City-county consolidation : promises made, promises kept?

Author: Suzanne M Leland; Kurt M Thurmaier
Publisher: Washington DC : Georgetown University Press, ©2010.
Series: American governance and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suzanne M. Leland is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Kurt Thurmaier is a professor and director of the Division of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. --Book Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne M Leland; Kurt M Thurmaier
ISBN: 9781589016286 1589016289
OCLC Number: 435711346
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
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Awards: Winner of Public Administration Section: Herbert A. Simon Book Award (United States).
Winner of Public and Nonprofit Division's Best Book Award (United States).
Winner of Co-winner of the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Public Administration Research's best book award (United States).
Winner of Best Book in Urban Affairs (United States).
Winner of Public and Nonprofit Division Best Book Award (United States).
Winner of Louis Brownlow Book Award (United States).
Description: xi, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A research design for evaluating consolidation performance / Suzanne M. Leland and Kurt Thurmaier --
An assessment of the city-county consolidation of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee / Anthony J. Nownes, David J. Houston, and Marc Schwerdt --
Does consolidation make a difference? / Nicholas J. Swartz --
What difference does city-county consolidation make? / Milan J. Dluhy --
City-county consolidation / Anna Lukemeyer --
"The urge to merge" / Shawn Gillen --
From company town to consolidated government / Susan Keim and Justin Marlowe --
The case of Lynchburg and Moore County, Tennessee, consolidation / Deborah A. Carroll, Kristin A. Wagers, and Mary Ellen Wiggins --
Unification promises and outcomes / Dan Durning and Paula Sanford --
Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of serivce delivery in local government / Suzanne M. Leland and Curtis Wood --
Promises made, promises kept / Kurt Thurmaier and Suzanne M. Leland.
Series Title: American governance and public policy.
Other Titles: American governance and public policy.
Responsibility: Suzanne M. Leland and Kurt Thurmaier, editors.
Local System Bib Number:
.b2765235x

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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  Read more...
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This volume, employing a well designed and executed comparative research design, provides the reader with the effect of city-county consolidation in promoting local governmental efficiency and Read more...

 
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