Home > Society & social sciences > Society & culture: general > Social groups > Urban communities > Governing Metropolitan Areas
Governing Metropolitan Areas

Governing Metropolitan Areas

  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star


About the Book

Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet there remains scant attention in textbooks to the issues that arise in trying to address metropolitan governance. Governing Metropolitan Areas describes and analyzes structure to understand the how and why of regionalism in our global age. The book covers governmental institutions and their evolution to governance, but with a continual focus on institutions. David Hamilton provides the necessary comprehensive, in-depth description and analysis of how metropolitan areas and governments within metropolitan areas developed, efforts to restructure and combine local governments, and governance within the polycentric urban region.

This second edition is a major revision to update the scholarship and current thinking on regional governance. While the text still provides background on the historical development and growth of urban areas and governments' efforts to accommodate the growth of metropolitan areas, this edition also focuses on current efforts to provide governance through cooperative and collaborative solutions. There is also now extended treatment of how regional governance outside the United States has evolved and how other countries are approaching regional governance.

About the Author:

David Hamilton is director of the MPA program at Texas Tech University. Current research interests include democracy and efficiency, patronage and human resource management, comparative regional governance, and local government reform. He is co-editor of Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability (2008) and author of Governing Metropolitan Areas: Response to Growth and Change (1999). He has published numerous articles on patronage, human resources, and regional topics in leading journals.

Best Sellers

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415899345
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 32
  • Height: 231 mm
  • No of Pages: 416
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Growth and Change in a Networked Age
  • Width: 160 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0415899346
  • Publisher Date: 16 Apr 2014
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 28 mm
  • Weight: 676 gr

Similar Products

Write A Review
Write your own book review for Governing Metropolitan Areas
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star



Top Reviews
Be the first to write a review on this book Governing Metropolitan Areas

New Arrivals

Inspired by your browsing history