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    DescriptionThis book commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Worcester Municipal Research Bureau, a private, non-profit organization which conducts independent, non-partisan research on issues facing Worcester's municipal government. In this book are lectures from the 'Future of Cities' series (winter and spring 1995) sponsored by the Worcester Municipal Research Bureau. This series examines the proper functions of local government and explores how these functions can be carried out efficiently and responsibly. The essays focus on the shift of power from the federal and state governments back to the local level. Attention is given to the main ideas behind this emerging trend, including promoting accountability and 're-empowering' the local citizenry. Each speech addresses a different aspect of the prospects and problems of urban life during the next decade. Speakers include Professor Marc Landy (Boston College Political Science Department) and John Fund (editorial writer at the Wall Street Journal). Discussants include (all political scientists): Professor Daniel Mahoney (Assumption College); Professor David Schaefer (Holy Cross College); Professor Dennis Hale (Boston College); and Professor Hadley Arkes (Amherst College). The essays in this book will appeal to students and scholars of political science, federalism, and local government. Anyone interested in the future of our government and its effects on us as citizens, will surely want a copy of this thoughtful and penetrating set of essays.


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    Title
    The Future of Cities
    Subtitle
    Essays Based on a Series of Lectures Sponsored by the Worcester Municipal Research Bureau
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Lewis Schaefer, By (author) Roberta Rubell Schaefer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 100
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761802709
    ISBN 10: 0761802703
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPR
    BISAC V2.8: POL032000
    B&T Approval Code: A42503500
    BISAC V2.8: POL020000, SOC026030
    DC22: 307.76/0973, 307.760973
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 320.850973
    LC classification: JS331 .F87 1996, JS331.F87
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, JPA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University Press of America
    Imprint name
    University Press of America
    Publication date
    19 March 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    David Schaefer is Professor of Political Science at Holy Cross College. Roberta Rubell Schaefer has been the Executive Director of Worcester Municipal Research Bureau since 1985.
    Review quote
    This fine volume enriches the current enthusiasm to revive, restore and reinvent local government by grounding it in solid principles and prudent practice. De Tocqueville's vision is skillfully applied to current issues. -- John A. Rohr, Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech An interesting mix of views on reinventing local government, restoring community in local communities, and reviving local citizenship in an era of fiscal devolution. -- John Kincaid, Lafayette College An interesting mix of views on reinventing local government, restoring community in local communities, and reviving local citizenship in an era of fiscal devolution. -- John Kincaid, Lafayette College This fine volume enriches the current enthusiasm to revive, restore and reinvent local government by grounding it in solid principles and prudent practice. De Tocqueville's vision is skillfully applied to current issues. -- John A. Rohr, Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech