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Innovative Governments

Innovative Governments


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About the Book

Due to state and federally mandated programs, local governments are increasingly resorting to innovative and alternative means of performing their functions because taxpayers are becoming more resistant to tax increases. Certain conditions need to exist for governmental innovation to be possible. This work explores these situations, using case studies in local government to discuss in detail innovative programs in risk management, zoning, stormwater management, public safety, housing, and governmental format.


About the Author:

DOUGLAS J. WATSON is City Manager of Auburn, Alabama, and Visiting Associate Professor at Auburn University. Dr. Watson has been active in local government, and is the author of Politics of Redistributing Urban Aid (Praeger, 1994) and The New Civil War: Government Competition for Economic Development (Praeger, 1995). He continues to be active in researching and writing in the area.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275955151
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 220 mm
  • No of Pages: 152
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 344 gr
  • ISBN-10: 027595515X
  • Publisher Date: 30 Jan 1997
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 19 mm
  • Width: 146 mm


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