Handbook of Local Government Administration

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CRC Press, Oct 11, 1996 - Political Science - 576 pages
This theoretically and experientially grounded reference provides a complete overview of the principles and applications of government administration and management practices in the local public sector. Written by over 25 distinguished academics and professionals with substantial experience as practitioners and consultants of administrative operations to local governments, the book covers the effects of environmental conditions on local administrators and management techniques to administration in different types of local government. It helps readers reduce research time by presenting advanced materials on local government administration and management in a single source.
 

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Contents

Legal Factors Constraining
31
The Practical Application of Organization Development
71
A Core Responsibility of Local
101
Organizing
129
The Centrality of the Fiscal in Local
159
Personnel Administration
191
Total Quality Management in Local Government
213
Local Government Capacity Building Through Performance
239
in the CouncilManager City
349
The Changing Landscape of Big City Management
387
County Government as the Administrative Arm of State
403
Regional Councils and Challenges
419
The Promise
437
Political and Administrative Complexity in Governing
463
Management and Governance in Midsized Urban
487
Concluding Assessment
517

Making the Judicial Trains
263
Administering Generic Types of Local Governments
293
Some Impediments to Policy
317

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