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The Challenge of Local Government Size: Theoretical Perspectives, International Experience and Policy Reform

The Challenge of Local Government Size: Theoretical Perspectives, International Experience and Policy Reform (Hardback)

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In the efficient delivery of local public services, size matters. Many countries around the world have vertical government structures that are perceived as inefficient because of their high levels of jurisdictional fragmentation. This timely volume examines the different strategies used to address local government fragmentation and their observed results and consequences.



Expert contributors in economics and political science offer a comprehensive breakdown of the issue of local jurisdiction fragmentation and provide recommendations for successful policy reform. Topics discussed include economies of scale, the costs and benefits of voluntary and forced amalgamation programs, the correlation between government size and corruption, privatization, and inter-municipal cooperation. A combination of theory and empirical evidence provides depth and makes this book an invaluable addition to the literature.



Economists, public administrators and political scientists will find much of interest in this innovative volume, as will professors, students and international institutions with an interest in local government structure and reform.

BusinessEconomicsBusinessFinance & accountingFinancePublic financeHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentRegional governmentLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsConstitutional & administrative lawGovernment powers Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 31/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781782544296  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edited by Santiago Lago-Penas, Professor of Applied Economics, University of Vigo, Spain and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Regents Professor of Economics and Director, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, US

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