Polycentricity and Local Public Economies: Readings from the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

University of Michigan Press, 1999 - Broj stranica: 405
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The study of metropolitan political economies in the United States has provided much of the intellectual inspiration for the research of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. The readings collected in Polycentricity and Local Public Economies present an overview of the results of this research program on police services and metropolitan governance as well as enduring lessons for institutional analysis and public policy.
Polycentricity and Local Public Economies presents both explorations of broad general concepts and specific empirical analyses. The many interactions between the two modes of analysis provide valuable insights for the reader. Readings in the first section cover basic theoretical concepts and analytical distinctions that apply to the study of institutions generally. The second section includes conceptual pieces specifically addressed to the nature of governance in metropolitan areas, while section three reports on a series of empirical studies of police performance. Section four again broadens the focus to highlight the overall organization of local public economies. The final section discusses conceptual advances that have continuing relevance for research and policy debates.
Contributors include William Blomquist, Kathryn Firmin-Sellers, Roy Gardner, Dele Olowu, Elinor Ostrom, Vincent Ostrom, Amos Sawyer, Edella Schlager, Shui Yan Tang, Wai Fung Lam, and James S. Wunsch.
Michael McGinnis is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Co-Associate Director, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University.

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The Organization of Government in Metropolitan Areas A Theoretical Inquiry
Polycentricity Part 1
Public Goods and Public Choices
A Behavioral Approach to the Study of Intergovernmental Relations
Polycentricity Part 2
Metropolitan Reform Propositions Derived from Two Traditions
Why Do We Need Multiple Indicators of Public Service Outputs?
Does Local Community Control of Police Make a Difference? Some Preliminary Findings
Neither Gargantua nor the Land of Lilliputs Conjectures on Mixed Systems of Metropolitan Organization
Citizen Voice and Public Entrepreneurship The Organizational Dynamic of a Complex Metropolitan County
Fiscal Service and Political Impacts of IndianapolisMarion Countys Unigov
Do We Really Want to Consolidate Urban Areas? Its Like Deja Vu All over Again
Complex Models of Urban Service Systems
Consumers as Coproducers of Public Services Some Economic and Institutional Considerations
Suggested Further Readings

Community Control and Governmental Responsiveness The Case of Police in Black Neighborhoods
Size and Performance in a Federal System
Defining and Measuring Structural Variations in Interorganizational Arrangements

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