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Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach
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Becky J. Starnes
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Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach

Becky J. Starnes


9781439884362

Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group


Regional government


Hardback

200 pages

$126.00
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City management in developing countries is a quickly growing area in current public administration literature. However, little research material can be found regarding the management of cities. Demonstrating the issues in this field, Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach brings the sometimes dry theories and concepts of urban planning and management to life. The author uses case studies to demonstrate who, what, why, and how, dramatically increasing readers' ability to comprehend and apply the theories.

Incorporating urban management and organizational management theories with actual practice, the author presents case studies based on observations made during her extensive experience. She offers multiple examples of common contemporary city topics ranging from personnel, policy-making, housing, homelessness, transportation, and budgeting. Each study describes and analyzes a scenario, identifying the economic and political factors as well as the often conflicting players and interest groups.

The book provides enhanced understanding of the complex environment city administrators work in, helping readers develop improved decision-making and problem-solving skills through the study of real issues city administrators have experienced. The case study methodology used supplies information that is immediately applicable to real-world situations, making it a resource that city administrators can use to improve their public administration and governance skills.

By:   Becky J. Starnes
Imprint:   Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781439884362
ISBN 10:   1439884366
Series:   ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   May 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction Book Introduction Overview of Chapters References for Chapter 1 City-State Relationships and City Charters Chapter Introduction Introduction to Case 2-1 Case 2-1: The Clarksville City Charter Introduction to Case 2-2 Case 2-2: The Quest for Home Rule Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Urban Redevelopment Chapter Introduction Case Introduction The Case: Welcome to Blightville Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Authority and Power Chapter Introduction Case Introduction The Case: It is My Property and You Can't Have It Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Policy Making Chapter Introduction Case Introduction The Case: Government Bans Synthetic Drugs Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Personnel Management Chapter Introduction Introduction to Cases 6-1 and 6-2 Case 6-1: City Employees Underpaid Case 6-2: Longevity Pay Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Electrical Utilities Chapter Introduction Introduction to Case 7-1 Case 7-1: Clarksville Department of Electricity Introduction to Case 7-2 Case 7-2: The Power Board Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Traffic Congestion Chapter Introduction Introduction to Case 8-1 Case 8-1: We Want This! We Don't Want This! Introduction to Case 8-2 Case 8-2: Heavy Industrial Expansion at your Backdoor Chapter Conclusion References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Funding of Nonprofit Organizations Chapter Introduction Case Introduction The Case: A Sore Subject References and Author's Note Recommended Readings Housing and Shelter Issues Chapter Introduction Introduction to Case 10-1 Case 10-1: Lack of Housing Options Introduction to Case 10-2 Case 10-2: Providence Pointe Introduction to Case 10-3 Case 10-3: A Homeless Collaboration Conclusion References and Author's Notes Recommended Readings Finance and Accounting Management Chapter Introduction Introduction to Case 11-1 Case 11-1: Outlaws at Outlaw Field Introduction to Case 11-2 Case 11.2: Funding Challenges of Shared Governance-Outlaw Field References Recommended Readings Airport Authority Chapter Introduction Case Introduction The Case: Airport Authority or Slum Lord References Recommended Readings Animal Welfare and Control Chapter Introduction Case Introduction The Case: Oowww-Doggie References Recommended Readings Glossary

Becky Starnes has a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University/Auburn University Montgomery. She has over 30 years of experience working at the city, state, and federal levels of government. Dr. Starnes is currently an associate professor of Public Management at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

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