Some of the very best writings on issues involving local government can be found in journals published by the American Society for Public Administration or journals with which ASPA is associated. This volume includes thirty of the most outstanding articles that have been published over the past sixty years in these journals. Local Government Management is an ideal supplement for any course in local management and administration, whether the audience is students or practicing professionals.
Table of Contents
Series Information; List of Illustrations; Part 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 Stillman; 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; Part 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; Part 3. The Changing World of Public Personnel Management; 14. Municipal Government Personnel Systems: A Test of Two Archetypical Models Slegrun 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.