Managing Urban America

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Overview

Managing a vastly diverse population, often stratified by economic status, education, culture, language, ideology, and political party, is no picnic. It never has been, nor is it likely to be. Managing Urban America has become the standard guide offering sage advice as to how to approach the formidable task. In a comprehensive, balanced manner, the authors discuss a wide range of structural, financial, and political problems confronting today's urban managers. They also review the successes and failures of policies aimed at solving those problems. In an era of tough budget choices this book is written with the practical urban public official in mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534028701
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 1/28/1984
  • Series: Public Administration Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 354

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Need for Improved Urban Management - Now More Than Ever 1
1 The External World of the Urban Manager 19
2 Urban Political Structure 54
3 Urban Policymaking 83
4 Decision Making 116
5 Analysis for Urban Decisions 143
6 Urban Service Delivery 178
7 Productivity Improvement and Cutback Management 211
8 The Management Process: Theory and Practice 245
9 Personnel Policies and Practices 279
10 Finance and Budget 312
11 Urban Economic Development 349
12 Managing the Urban Future 376
Name Index 399
Place Index 404
Subject Index 407
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