Managing Local Government Services

Author by : Carl W. Stenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : ICMA Press
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Description : Managing Local Government Services, 3rd ed. is a comprehensive text on the subject of local government services relevant to local governments of all sizes. This edition is refocused and updated to include the demographic, economic, technology and cultural trends that affect the management of service delivery. New chapters discuss the shift from ¿government¿ to ¿governance,¿ alternative methods of service delivery, community development, and the five management practices that are fast becoming the standard for professional local government management.Each chapter lays out the manager¿s responsibilities in each service area, and provides effective policies, practices, and procedures. Short case examples give you a practical look at the goals, challenges, and solutions in the manager¿s world.


Managing Local Services

Author by : George A. Boyne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : The Labour Government has introduced legislation to place a new duty of Best Value on local authorities, and abolish compulsory competitive tendering. This work identifies the differences between the two systems and evaluates the development of the new regime, using case studies.


Service Contracting

Author by : Donald F. Harney
Languange : en
Publisher by : International City County Management Assn
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Outsourcing State And Local Government Services

Author by : Greenwood Press
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Should we be doing everything ourselves, or might it be better to contract some tasks out to others? Could they do them better and cheaper than we can? More and more state and local governments are asking these questions, and while there are many answers on the Federal level, these answers often don't apply lower down the line. O'Looney's book provides precisely the guidance that state and local managers need to decide to outsource, and then step-by-step advice on how to proceed. O'Looney takes managers through the intricacies of contract outsourcing and administration, while appreciating the importance of government. His book is not an argument for privatization, rather, it is an affirmation of government and the benefits of its many services.


Managing Local Government

Author by : John Fenwick
Languange : en
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Description : This is a comprehensive introduction to the key contemporary issues, practices and problems in the management of local government. It is an accessible and managerially orientated textbook which also draws on recent academic research. It treats management as a process (rather than a collection of discrete skills) and applies it to the core issues with extensive reference to cases. Its unique blend of theory and practice, accessible language, questions, exercises and further reading make it the ideal textbook for students with little or no experience of local government.


Managing Competition

Author by : Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Managing Local Governments

Author by : Emanuele Padovani
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the value of the services a local government provides to its citizens, without putting a greater financial burden on taxpayers. Padovani and Young present out-of-the-box thinking based on solid research and experience to discuss topics such as: Incorporating outcome indicators into strategic planning and budgeting Building a LG’s budget with ‘cost drivers’ Expanding the concept of ‘enterprise funds’ Assessing and better managing the risk associated with outsourcing Using the concept of ‘shadow pricing’ to compare public with private sector costs for services This book is a must-read for students of public administration and management, senior and middle managers in local governments around the world, and citizens who are concerned with more effective management of their local government’s programs and services. A list of suggested extra case studies for each chapter, and a description of the process to follow for ordering them, may be obtained by sending an email to [email protected] You should request the document "Case Study Suggestions for Managing Local Governments".


Performance Management In Local Government

Author by : Steve Rogers
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Local Government faces major challenges today. These include the management of increasingly scarce resources; the provision of modern services in reponse to public needs; competition for services from outside local government; increasingly complex issues of political control and direction; and the challenge to local government autonomy by central government.


Records Management

Author by : Julian Mims
Languange : en
Publisher by : International City County Management Assn
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Managing In Local Government

Author by : Richard Kerley
Languange : en
Publisher by : MacMillan
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Description : This is a guide to the tasks of the local government in public management and local government institutions and services, the core of the book focuses on managerial functions and relations in a local authority context. It is intended as a primer for all practicing and aspiring managers, and above all, for professionals moving into service management at a senior level for the first time.


Australian Local Government

Author by : Brian Dollery
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan Education AU
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Description : The last few years have seen unprecedented change taking place in the Australian local government arena. In all states the functions and responsibilities of local authorities have been subjected to extensive reform. New legislation has redefined the role of councillors. Local governments have been required to introduce more efficient and effective management practices and become more open and responsive to their constituencies. The scope of traditional regulatory practices has been altered and councils forced to develop a competitive environment for the provision of services. The place of local authorities in the intergovernmental landscape has also changed. Different forms of interaction between Commonwealth, state and local government are evolving along with the emergence of new funding strategies to encourage a regional focus. This is the first book to offer a detailed discussion of the reforms that have taken place, and at the same time provide an informative and readable analysis for practitioners and students of government, politics and public sector management.


Collaborative Public Management

Author by : Robert Agranoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Georgetown University Press
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Description : Local governments do not stand alone—they find themselves in new relationships not only with state and federal government, but often with a widening spectrum of other public and private organizations as well. The result of this re-forming of local governments calls for new collaborations and managerial responses that occur in addition to governmental and bureaucratic processes-as-usual, bringing locally generated strategies or what the authors call "jurisdiction-based management" into play. Based on an extensive study of 237 cities within five states, Collaborative Public Management provides an in-depth look at how city officials work with other governments and organizations to develop their city economies and what makes these collaborations work. Exploring the more complex nature of collaboration across jurisdictions, governments, and sectors, Agranoff and McGuire illustrate how public managers address complex problems through strategic partnerships, networks, contractual relationships, alliances, committees, coalitions, consortia, and councils as they function together to meet public demands through other government agencies, nonprofit associations, for-profit entities, and many other types of nongovernmental organizations. Beyond the "how" and "why," Collaborative Public Management identifies the importance of different managerial approaches by breaking them down into parts and sequences, and describing the many kinds of collaborative activities and processes that allow local governments to function in new ways to address the most nettlesome public challenges.


Banking Services

Author by : Nicholas Greifer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gfoa
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Total Read : 11
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Local Government Police Management

Author by : ICMA University
Languange : en
Publisher by : International City County Management Assn
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Total Read : 63
Total Download : 250
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Description : This brand new revision of ICMA¿s classic police management reference includes new coverage of such cutting-edge issues as terrorism and community security, leadership and managing change, setting standards and measuring performance, information management and technological innovations, and strengthening police-community partnerships.It provides information for local government administrators and police executives on managing patrol, prevention, investigations, and transportation services; the special challenges of local drug control and criminal organizations; internal functions such as human resources, planning, and facilities design; and linkages with other governmental and nongovernmental agencies and service providers, including crime laboratories.The volume emphasizes the importance of personal leadership by the chief in facilitating change, setting standards, and fostering integrity.


Management Of Quality In Local Government

Author by : Ian Sanderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Financial Times Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)
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Description : This series covers a range of topical concerns to guide policy-makers and managers in local government and provide stimulating resources and ideas for anyone concerned with the development of local economic and social strategy.


Managing America S Cities

Author by : Roger L. Kemp
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This work describes the operations of a typical municipal government and examines the many productivity trends that are occurring in city halls across America. Much of the focus is on the increasing need for planning in city government to ensure that productivity goals are met. It thoroughly examines the roles of the council, manager, and clerk in promoting increased productivity. It then looks at such municipal departments as legal, finance, fire, human services, library, police and public works, demonstrating proven techniques and structures in each that improve service. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


Readings In Local Government Management And Development

Author by : P. S. Reddy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Juta & Company Limited
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Description : Partial contenst : Decentralisation and democratisation; Local government democracy in the South African context; The 1995 local government elections; South africa; Namibia; Mozambique; Zimbabwe; Constitutional reform and local government restructuring; Human resource management and affirmative action; Women in local government management and development; Finance and development; Rural local government in South Africa; NGOs, civil society and development; Urban environmental planning and management: the challenge of sustainable development.


Management Policies In Local Government Finance

Author by : Jay Richard Aronson
Languange : en
Publisher by : International City County Management Assn
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Description : Written for all practitioners of local government finance, ICMA¿s Management Policies in Local Government Finance has long been considered the most comprehensive, most on-target text for local government managers, finance directors, and economic development planners and directors.Now in its fifth edition, this classic on financial management will help you: Develop new revenue sources Design a budget process that includes performance reporting Conduct strategic economic development Understand debt management and bond sales Use modern information systems to improve financial decisions Meet the day-to-day challenges of financial management, from procurement to labor negotiations. Completely new chapters in this revised edition address school finance, cost-benefit analysis, enterprise resource management systems, procurement, cash and investment management, and risk and insurance management. All chapters have been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in federal and state practice, new professional guidelines, and underlying changes in global and national economies.


Local E Government

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Urban Publications

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Publisher by :
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Management Services

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 61
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Management Of Local Planning

Author by : David C. Slater
Languange : en
Publisher by : International City County Management Assn
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Total Read : 62
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Managing The New Public Services

Author by : David Farnham
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : This volume provides an introduction to, and assessment of, the major organizational changes in Britain's public services since the late 1970s which have collectively been identified as the emergence of a "new managerialism."


Local Government In Britain

Author by : Tony Byrne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Uk
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Total Read : 42
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Description : We all rely on local government to protect us from crime, fire and environmental dangers, and to provide education, welfare, housing and sports facilities, yet many people are ignorant of how it all works. Tony Byrne offers a survey of the history, structures and functions of local government.


The Practice Of Local Government Planning

Author by : Charles Hoch
Languange : en
Publisher by : International City County Management Assn
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Description : This classic ICMA "green book" is filled with practical guidance on a broad range of issues that planners are likely to encounter--whether they work in inner cities, older suburbs, rural districts, or small towns. In addition to covering the latest planning trends and the impact of technology, diversity, and citizen participation, this text gives complete coverage of basic planning functions such as housing, transportation, community development, and urban design.