Public Administration, Governance and Globalization

Measuring the Effectiveness of Regional Governing Systems

A Comparative Study of City Regions in North America

Authors: Hamilton, David K.

  • Analyzes the different approaches to regional governance utilized by Canada and the United States
  • Contains case studies from Canada and the US, which are compared to bring out the differences of the four systems of regional governance
  • Contributes to the literature on the various approaches to regional governance as well as bring together and analyze the most current literature on regional governance
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Regional governance is a topical public policy issue and is receiving increased attention from scholars, government officials and civic leaders.  As countries continue to urbanize and centralize economic functions and population in metropolitan regions, the traditional governing system is not equipped to handle policy issues that spill over local government boundaries.    Governments have utilized four basic approaches to address the regional governing problem: consolidating governments, adding a regional tier, creating regional special districts, and functional cooperative approaches.  The first two are structural approaches that require major (radical) changes to the governing system.  The latter two are governance approaches that contemplate marginal changes to the existing governance structure and rely generally on cooperation with other governments and collaboration with the nongovernmental sector. 

Canada and the United States have experimented with these basic forms of regional governance.  This book is a systematic analysis of these basic forms as they have been experienced by North American cities.  Utilizing cases from Canada and the United States, the book  provides an  in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of each approach to regional governance.  This research provides an additional perspective on Canadian and U.S. regional governance and adds to the knowledge of Canadian and United States governing systems.    This study  contributes to the literature on the various approaches to regional governance as well as bringing together the most current literature on regional governance. 

The author develops a framework of the values that a regional governing system should provide and measures to assess  how well each basic approach achieves these values.  Based on this assessment, he suggests an approach to regional governance for North American metropolitan areas that best achieves these values. 
   

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Regional Governance in North America

    Hamilton, David K.

    Pages 1-14

  • Local Government and Regionalism in North American: Background and Historical Development

    Hamilton, David K.

    Pages 15-32

  • Restructuring Governments in Urban Areas: First Iteration

    Hamilton, David K.

    Pages 33-53

  • Restructuring Government: The Abandonment of Metropolitan Government

    Hamilton, David K.

    Pages 55-70

  • Cooperative and Collaborative Regionalism

    Hamilton, David K.

    Pages 71-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring the Effectiveness of Regional Governing Systems
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Study of City Regions in North America
Authors
Series Title
Public Administration, Governance and Globalization
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1626-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1626-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1625-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0215-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 192
Topics