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The Political Economy of Local Government


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Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Market Failure and Local Government 3. Government Failure and Local Government 4. The Empirical Measurement of Local Government Efficiency 5. New Institutional Economics and Alternative Mechanisms of Local Governance 6. The Political Economy of Local Government Reform 7. A Case Study of Local Government Reform in New Zealand 8. Conclusion References Index

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Brian E. Dollery, Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Local Government, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia and Joe L. Wallis, Professor of Economics and Public Administration, School of Business and Management, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


`The authors raise a wide range of thoughts for further analysis, and their book should be seen as a valuable - and indeed invaluable - catalyst for further study.' -- David N. King, The Economic Journal

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