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Title Local government management : current issues and best practices / edited by Douglas J. Watson and Wendy L. Hassett
Published Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, [2003]


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Description xii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series ASPA classics
ASPA classics.
Contents Pt. 1. Relations Between Elected Officials and Professional Staff -- 1. The Manager Is a Politician / Karl A. Bosworth -- 2. The City Manager: Professional Helping Hand, or Political Hired Hand? / Richard J. Stillman II -- 3. The Mayor as a Policy Leader in the Council-Manager Form of Government: A View from the Field / Nelson Wikstrom -- 4. Dichotomy and Duality: Reconceptualizing the Relationship Between Policy and Administration in Council-Manager Cities / James H. Svara -- 5. City Managers: Will They Reject Policy Leadership? / James M. Banovetz -- 6. A Case for Reinterpreted Dichotomy of Politics and Administration as a Professional Standard in Council-Manager Government / Robert S. Montjoy and Douglas J. Watson -- 7. The Shifting Boundary Between Elected Officials and City Managers in Large Council-Manager Cities / James H. Svara -- Pt. 2. Using Tax Dollars Wisely: Budgeting and Financial Management -- 8. Financial Management: A Balancing Act for Local Government Chief Financial Officers / W. Bartley Hildreth -- 9. Budget Reform and Political Reform: Conclusions from Six Cities / Irene S. Rubin -- 10. Budgetary Balance: The Norm, Concept, and Practice in Large U.S. Cities / Carol W. Lewis -- 11. Analyzing How Local Governments Establish Service Priorities / Aimee L. Franklin and Brandi Carberry-George -- 12. State and Local Governments as Borrowers: Strategic Choices and the Capital Market / W. Bartley Hildreth -- 13. Litigation Costs, Budget Impacts, and Cost Containment Strategies: Evidence from California Cities / Susan A. MacManus -- Pt. 3. The Changing World of Public Personnel Management -- 14. Municipal Government Personnel Systems: A Test of Two Archetypical Models / Siegrun Fox Freyss -- 15. Affirmative Action in Municipal Government: Anatomy of a Failure / Steve Ballard and Gayle Lawn-Day -- 16. Explaining the Tenure of Local Government Managers / Richard Feiock and Christopher Stream -- 17. What Municipal Employees Want from Their Jobs Versus What They Are Getting / Carole L. Jurkiewicz and Tom K. Massey -- 18. Managerial Responses to an Aging Municipal Workforce / Jonathan P. West and Evan M. Berman -- 19. Performance Appraisal Practices for Upper Management in City Governments / David N. Ammons and Arnold Rodriguez -- 20. Values Management in Local Government / Evan M. Berman and Jonathan P. West -- Pt. 4. Making Local Governments More Productive and Responsive -- 21. Issues in Productivity Measurement for Local Governments / Harry P. Hatry -- 22. Improving the Goal-Setting Process in Local Government / Louise G. White -- 23. Strategies for Management of Decline and Productivity Improvement in Local Government / Richard G. Higgins, Jr. -- 24. Applying Strategic Decision Making in Local Government / Gregory Streib -- 25. Implementing TQM in Local Government: The Leadership Challenge / Jonathan P. West, Evan M. Berman and Michael E. Milakovich -- 26. The Re-ing of Local Government: Understanding and Shaping Governmental Change / Herbert A. Marlowe, Jr., Ronald Nyhan, Lawrence W. Arrington and William J. Pammer -- Pt. 5. Citizen Involvement: Opportunities for Participation -- 27. Gender and Local Government: A Comparison of Women and Men City Managers / Richard L. Fox and Robert A. Schuhmann -- 28. The Bureaucratic Entrepreneur: The Case of City Managers / Paul Teske and Mark Schneider -- 29. Dealing with Cynical Citizens / Evan M. Berman -- 30. Standards of Excellence: U.S. Residents' Evaluations of Local Government Services / Thomas I. Miller and Michelle A. Miller
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Local government.
Author Hassett, Wendy L.
Watson, Douglas J.
LC no. 2003000340
ISBN 0765611279 (cased)
0765611287 (paperback)