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Issues in Local Government Reform

M. Govinda Rao and Nirvikar Singh

in The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195686937
eISBN:
9780199080571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines ongoing local government reform in India from the instrumental perspective of improving the provision of local public goods. It analyses attempts to decentralise governance ... 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


War and social democracy

J. A. Chandler

in Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Undermining the dual-polity ethos of the nineteenth century opened the door to an insidious encroachment of central controls, and manipulation of local government services and structure by central ... 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


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


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


Lessons Learned from 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/9780520214859.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is now over. There remain some nagging questions about what we can learn from Orange County's mistakes. When the surprising losses in the Orange ... More


Decolonisation and Local Government Reform

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter explores how local and national politics intertwined in North-Western Ghana during the decolonisation period, and considers the complex interplay between elements of continuity and ... More


Democratic renewal, planning and housing growth in England

Nick Gallent and Steve Robinson

in Neighbourhood planning: Communities, networks and governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300069
eISBN:
9781447307648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300069.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Explores the co-evolution of planning policy and local government agenda in England from the 1990s onwards and sets strategic planning priorities against local aspirations, asking how far the two can ... More


Era of Planning and Social Conservatism

James Mitchell

in The Scottish Question

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688654
eISBN:
9780191783173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688654.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores the idea of a separate Scottish economy and efforts to plan the Scottish economy in the post-war period, especially from the 1960s through to the establishment of the Scottish ... More


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