The Theory and Practice of Local Government Reform

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Brian Dollery, Lorenzo Robotti
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2008 - Law - 310 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
The theory of local government reform
7
Local government and the economics of federalism
9
Alternative models of local government
27
Local council partnerships a theoretical approach
53
A theoretical model of shared service arrangements in local government
69
Financial incentives for municipal partnerships
81
The practice of local government reform
91
Structural reform in Germany
149
Structural reform in Italy
173
Structural reform in New Zealand
199
Structural reform in Spain
217
Policy implications
235
Common themes in structural reform
237
Local government policy Brian Dollery and Lorenzo Robotti
257
References
271

Structural reform in Australia
93
Structural reform in Canada
115
Structural Reform in France
133

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