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Introduction: Roots of the Bankruptcy

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Orange County, California, became the largest municipality in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy when it filed for Chapter 9 protection on December 6, 1994. Municipal bankruptcies are rare events ... More


When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

When Orange County, California, filed for Chapter 9 protection on December 6, 1994, it became the largest municipality in United States history to declare bankruptcy. Providing a comprehensive ... More


The Road to Recovery

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter tells the amazing story of how Orange County was able to recover from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in only eighteen months. It analyzes the reasons for the defeat of ... More


Recommendations for the Future

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Many good reforms were instituted after the Orange County fiscal crisis, but they have not gone far enough in dealing with the bigger issues. This chapter presents ten policy recommendations ... More


Reforms after the Crisis

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

There were many people calling for local government reforms in response to the Orange County bankruptcy. Their ideas were drawn from perceptions of the causes of the fiscal crisis, complaints about ... More


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