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Title Governing metropolitan regions in the 21st century / Don Phares, editor
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Cities and contemporary society
Cities and contemporary society.
Contents Prologue : On metropolitan government and governance / Don Phares -- Introduction : Contextual factors affecting who will govern metropolitan regions in the twenty-first century / Mark Tranel -- Metropolitan government in the United States : not now ... not likely / Donald F. Norris, Don Phares, and Tonya Zimmerman -- Why metropolitan governance is growing, as is the need for elastic government s/ Mark S. Rosentraub and Wasim al-Habil -- Who will govern American metropolitan regions, and how? / John Stuart Hall -- Moving toward regional governance incrementally : the St. Louis case / E. Terrence Jones and Don Phares -- Governance and the struggle for the downtown : St. Louis, 1952-2005 / Dennis R. Judd and David Laslo -- Governmental fragmentation and metropolitan governance : does less mean more? : the case of the Baltimore region / Donald F. Norris, Carl W. Stenberg, and Tonya Zimmerman -- Consolidated and fragmented governments and regional cooperation : surprising lessons from Charlotte, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas / Suzanne M. Leland and Mark S. Rosentraub -- Louisville transformed but hardly changed : a survey of a city before and after merger / Hank V. Savitch, Ronald K. Vogel, and Lin Ye -- Regional roles in relationships : a fifty-year evolution of governance in metropolitan Phoenix, 1960-2008 / Rob Melnick and John Stuart Hall -- New Orleans, land of dreams : metropolitan governance after hurricane Katrina / Robert K. Whelan -- A review of Canadian metropolitan regions : governance and government / Andrew Sancton -- Even greater Vancouver : metropolitan morphing in Canada's third-largest city region / Patrick J. Smith -- Some reflections on metropolitan governance in contemporary Mexican cities / Mario Bassols Ricardez
Summary While government provides the structure of public leadership, governance is the art of public leadership. This timely book examines current trends in metropolitan governance issues. It analyzes specific cases from thirteen major metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all woven together by an overall framework established in the first three chapters. The distinguished contributors address such governance issues as city-county consolidation, local-federal coordination, annexation and special districting, and private contracting, with special attention to lessons learned f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Metropolitan government -- History -- 21st century
Municipal government -- History -- 21st century
Comparative government -- History -- 21st century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Comparative government
Metropolitan government
Municipal government
Lokaal bestuur.
Agglomérations urbaines -- Administration -- Histoire.
Administration communale -- Histoire.
Institutions politiques comparées -- Histoire.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Phares, Donald.
ISBN 9781317469582