Governing metropolitan regions in the 21st century / Don Phares, editor

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Subjects: Metropolitan government--History--21st century
Municipal government--History--21st century
Comparative government--History--21st century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2009
Series: Cities and contemporary society
Cities and contemporary society
LC Classification: J, JS
Physical Description: xvii, 308 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Prologue: On Metropolitan Government and Governance / Don Phares
1. Introduction: Contextual Factors Affecting Who Will Govern Metropolitan Regions in the Twenty-First Century / Mark Tranel 3
2. Metropolitan Government in the United States? Not Now . . . Not Likely / Donald F. Norris, Don Phares, Tonya Zimmerman 11
3. Why Metropolitan Governance Is Growing, as Is the Need for Elastic Governments / Mark S. Rosentraub, Wasim al-Habil 39
4. Who Will Govern American Metropolitan Regions, and How? / John Stuart Hall 54
5. Moving Toward Regional Governance Incrementally: The St. Louis Case / E. Terrence Jones, Don Phares 79
6. Governance and the Struggle for the Downtown: St. Louis, 1952-2005 / Dennis R. Judd, David Laslo 108
7. Governmental Fragmentation and Metropolitan Governance: Does Less Mean More? The Case of the Baltimore Region / Donald F. Norris, Carl W. Stenberg, Tonya Zimmerman 126
8. Consolidated and Fragmented Governments and Regional Cooperation: Surprising Lessons from Charlotte, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas / Suzanne M. Leland, Mark S. Rosentraub 143
9. Louisville Transformed but Hardly Changed: A Survey of a City Before and After Merger / Hank V. Savitch, Ronald K. Vogel, Lin Ye 164
10. Regional Roles and Relationships: A Fifty-Year Evolution of Governance in Metropolitan Phoenix, 1960-2008 / Rob Melnick, John Stuart Hall 185
11. New Orleans, Land of Dreams: Metropolitan Governance After Hurricane Katrina / Robert K. Whelan 205
12. A Review of Canadian Metropolitan Regions: Governance and Government / Andrew Sancton 221
13. Even Greater Vancouver: Metropolitan Morphing in Canada's Third-Largest City Region / Patrick J. Smith 237
14. Some Reflections on Metropolitan Governance in Contemporary Mexican Cities / Mario Bassols Ricardez 264
Index 295
Alternate Titles: Governing metropolitan regions in the twenty first century
Additional Authors: Phares, Donald
Notes: LCCN: 2008053552
ISBN: 9780765620880 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 076562088X (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 289095933
ISBN/ISSN: 9780765620880