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City-County Consolidation
Author: Suzanne M. Leland

ISBN: 9781589016286
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17 July 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5
"Scholars interested in contesting claims about the advantages and costs of city-county consolidation will find this book a very useful text. Leland and Thurmaier developed a careful research design and recruited a group of researchers to study each of nine city-county consolidations that occurred in order to test three broad hypotheses about the consequences. They found mixed evidence that is presented very carefully and provides the foundation for considerable future policy and research applications."-Elinor Ostrom senior research director, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and founding director, Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University

"Never before has a book taken a sample of city-county consolidations, attempted to identify control pairs for comparison, delineated the promises made in the preconsolidation campaigns, and used these promises to study the extent to which those promises were met. This book will be of interest to political scientists, experts in public administration, and students of local government."-Beth Walter Honadle, professor of politic...

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