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Policy Studies Organization Series

Strategic Changes and Organizational Reorientations in Local Government

A Cross-National Perspective

Editors: Ben-Elia, Nahum (Ed.)

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Global, national and subnational change (political, economic, social and demographic) are forcing local governments to search, reactively or proactively, for alternative organizational patterns and management styles. This book explores different approaches toward local government reorientation in selected Western countries as well as the 'reinvention' of local government in Eastern Europe. Eight national case-studies (U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Norway, Israel, the Czech Republic and Russia) provide the empirical basis. From a theoretical point of view, the book exposes three main critical factors: the range of policy options facing local governments (strategic choice), their organizational capabilities to cope with major environmental shifts (strategic capabilities), and their capacity for organizational learning (including programmed experimentation, innovation and creativity).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Ben-Elia, Nahum

  • Small is Innovative: Local Government Innovation Strategies in the United States and Other Countries

    Pages 21-39

    Clark, Terry Nichols

  • The Learning Local Authority: British Local Authorities in the Post-Thatcherite Era

    Pages 41-56

    Clarke, Michael (et al.)

  • Free Communes, Pilots, and Pathfinders: A New Vocabulary of Local Government Reforms in Scandinavian Countries — The Case of Norway

    Pages 57-74

    Baldersheim, Harald (et al.)

  • Organizational Reorientation and Learning in Israeli Local Government: The Role of Market Type Mechanisms

    Pages 75-89

    Ben-Elia, Nahum

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategic Changes and Organizational Reorientations in Local Government
Book Subtitle
A Cross-National Perspective
Editors
  • Nahum Ben-Elia
Series Title
Policy Studies Organization Series
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24343-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24343-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-64627-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-24345-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 160
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