This dissertation advances the current discussion for improvement of service provision in the following ways. First, it contributes to an understanding of metropolitan area conditions through iv public service structure and governmental structure. Second, it contributes to the development of a methodological approach for measurement of metropolitan governance. This is accomplished with the concept of qshare of service responsibilityq for each type of local government and managerial competency. Third, it provides a benchmark of the service structure for multiple-county metropolitan areas.Note: Excluded counties in states of Alaska and Hawaii. ... Excluding the commission form of county government, the Northeast uses the council-elected executive form of government the ... for service packages by allowing citizens to select communities and by selecting tax-service bundles (Tiebout, 1956; Tiebout, Ostrom, .
|Title||:||Service Provision in the United States: Government Structure and Expenditure, a Study of Single County Metropolitan Areas|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|