Local Governance in Industrial Countries

Local Governance in Industrial Countries

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The information revolution, in recent years, has worked as a catalyst to create a globalized yet localized world with local governments playing an ever-increasing role in the domestic and global economy. How these governments will be able to shoulder their responsibilities' especially the delivery of local services more effectively is the concern of this book. The book, edited by Anwar Shah, provides a comparative perspective on international practices in local governance and draws lessons from these experiences to guide future reform. Case studies include the following countries: Argentina, B.... councils in New Zealand fall under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941. ... are much more focused on traditional a€œservices to propertya€ functions that are characteristic of both Australian and New Zealand local governments. ... economic development, flood control and drainage, council staff numbers, and chief executivesa#39;salaries.2 If we single outanbsp;...

Title:Local Governance in Industrial Countries
Author: Anwar Shah
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2006

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