1st Edition

Handbook of Urban Services Basic Guide for Local Governments

By Charles K. Coe Copyright 2009

    With conributions from eminent scholars worldwide, this handbook is a "state-of-the-science" summary of the body of knowledge about cultural intelligence--an individual's ability to funtion effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity--and its relevance for managing diversity both within and across

    This monograph introduces the student to the neo-Ricardian paradigm in economics. It restores the core of economic reasoning to its classical roots with a focus on production and class distribution, rather than the optimum allocation of scarce resources. As in the neo-Ricardian tradition, the book integrates value theory with growth theory and shows how the accumulation of capital (with its impact on growth and employment) is intertwined with price determination and income distribution. In this perspective, the price setting mechanism is presented within the framework of the "megacorp" world. This leads the author to macroeconomics, the determination of the aggregate price level, and aggregate output. The book discusses basic growth models, savings, and the mechanics of income distribution. The student should be able to gain an understanding of the challenges to contemporary neoclassical economics now taking place. The book is appropriate for courses in price theory and national income.


    Charles K. Coe (PhD) is professor of Public Administration in the Department of Public Administration, North Carolina State University. He is the author of Public and Nonprofit Financial Management (Management Concepts, 2007), Purchasing and Inventory Management Handbook (Sheshunoff Information Services, 1998), and Public Financial Management (Prentice-Hall, 1989), as well as numerous journal articles and handbooks. He has fourteen year’s experience serving six years as Budget Officer of Grand Rapids, Michigan and eight years as a consultant to local governments while at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia.