Citizen Contracting of Municipal Officials: Choosing Between Appointed Administrators and Elected Leaders

Thomas, John Clayton; Melkers, Julia E.
January 2001
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2001, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal


Related Articles

  • DEMOCRACY'S DISCONTENT. Wemple, Erik // New Republic;1/20/97, Vol. 216 Issue 3, p20 

    Looks at how the residents of Washington, D.C. have grown apathetic in the passion for local governmental autonomy due to the flaws in the political system of the district. Reasons for the lack of interest in government among the residents; Factors which contribute to the difficulties faced by...

  • Getting It Right -- It's Only Fair.  // San Diego Business Journal;12/13/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 50, p34 

    This article discusses election results of San Diego's Mayor contested between present Mayor Dick Murphy and write-in candidate Donna Frye. The issue over how many votes were actually cast for Frye and for Murphy and county Supervisor Ron Roberts, for that matter must be resolved before Murphy...

  • The Policeman.  // America;9/5/1931, Vol. 45 Issue 22, p509 

    The article reflects on the officials in the municipal governments in the U.S. It describes that municipal officials rank low in intelligence and in common honesty in which the heads of the police departments rate only a few grades higher. Accordingly, most of them are political appointees who...

  • Scarcely enough road left….  // Management Services;Nov2000, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p36 

    The author offers his insights concerning local government in Great Britain. He criticizes the small-mindedness of local government officials and details specific examples demonstrating this. He expresses disenchantment with the mind-set of town planners whose common sense are seemingly...

  • West performed well in first year as mayor.  // Journal of Business (10756124);2/10/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 4, pA4 

    Comments on the performance of Spokane Mayor Jim West. Project accomplishments; Leadership in His municipality; Strategies in solving the city's budgetary crisis.

  • A matter of mayors. Laborde, Errol // Louisiana Life;Summer2006, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p6 

    The article presents the author's views on city mayors of Louisiana. According to the author, mayors are the chief executives closest to one's life. They are also their community's head of state. Some mayors have been able to succeed at other offices that are close to home. Willie Mount was very...

  • We need a hero, not a zero.  // Gay & Lesbian Times;8/12/2004, Issue 868, p12 

    Comments on the decision of California Mayor Dick Murphy to not take any side on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Sentiment of the author that Murphy is a coward; Speculations on what Murphy really thinks about the whole gay and lesbian issue of marriage; Confusion felt by the author regarding...

  • La institucionalización de la participación ciudadana en municipios mexicanos. Arzaluz Solano, Socorro // Gestión y Política Pública;2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p161 

    This paper analyzes and discusses the process of institutionalization of citizen participation in Mexican municipalities. The source for this exercise are the databases of Local Government Award (PGyGL) developed in the CIDE which analyze quantitatively and qualitatively the cases brought under...

  • Tracking Local Economic Development Policy and Practice in South Africa, 1994-2009. Rogerson, Christian M. // Urban Forum;May2011, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p149 

    Local economic development (LED) is a salient public policy issue in South Africa. This article offers a critical analysis both of the current policy status of LED in South Africa and of 15 years of evolving LED practice. Themes of concern are an overview and discussion of current LED policies,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics