A comprehensive analysis of the financial condition, management, and policy making of local governments in a metropolitan region that offers local governments currently dealing with the Great Recession a better understanding of what affects them financially and how to operate with less revenue.
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Rebecca M. Hendrick is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Local Government, Financial Condition, and Fiscal Stress 3. Financial Decision Making in Municipal Government 4. Suburban Fiscal Governance 5. Fiscal Threats and Opportunities: What Creates Fiscal Threats and Munificence 6. Financial Problem Solving: Tools for Managing Threats and Opportunities 7. Financial Problem Solving: Tools for Managing Financial Condition 8. Municipal Fiscal Health: Practice, Governance, and Policies Appendix 1: Operationalization of Financial Condition Measures and All Other Variables Appendix 2: Sampling Methodology for Interviews of Municipal Governments, 2003 Appendix 3: Interview Questions, 2003 Appendix 4: Interview Codes, 2003 Appendix 5: News Article Codes, 2001-6 Appendix 6: Interviewed Agencies in 2009-10 Appendix 7: Grouping of Municipalities and Their Features GlossaryReferencesIndex
Dewey Decimal Classfication (DDC)