Managing Change in Local Governance

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Managing Change in Local Governance

Series Title: Managing the Public Service Strategies for Improvement Series
Number within series: 15
Publication date: 1 May 2006
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-836-5
Pages: 176

Decentralisation has become an integral part of local government reform programmes in recent years. But how to put these changes into effect? This book explores the reasons for making these changes, and applies recent thinking in change management to the particular challenges facing all those who are seeking to make their local governance systems more responsive.

Written by internationally renowned experts from the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, UK, and advisers at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Managing Change in Local Governance looks at the key drivers for change in local government, and at the factors which those implementing change need to take into account to ensure success.

For senior managers in local government, policy makers in ministries of local government, and students and researchers in public administration with an interest in local government issues.

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Foreword by Winston Cox  

Introduction: Managing Change in Local Governance by Munawwar Alam  

Part One: The Drivers for Change in Local Governance

Chapter 1: The Changing Role of the State in Development by Richard Batley
Chapter 2: The Factors Driving Government Reform by Andrew Nickson
Chapter 3; The Challenges of Democratic Decentralisation by Nick Devas  

Part Two: The Agenda for Change in Local Governance

Chapter 4: Performance Management and Performance Indicators in Local Government by Katarina Dienerova and Munawwar Alam
Chapter 5: The Role of Communications and Public Relations in Managing Change in Local Governance by Katarina Dienerova  

Part Three: Case Studies of Change in Local Governance

Chapter 6: Ontario's Municipal Performance Measurement Program: Fostering Innovation and Accountability in Local Government by John Burke
Chapter 7: Collaborating on Alternative Service Delivery in Winnipeg, Canada by John Wilkins
Chapter 8: A Municipal Public-Private Partnership for Urban Water Supply in Cartagena, Colombia by Andrew Nickson
Chapter 9: Can Decentralisation Improve Service Delivery in a Developing Country such as Pakistan? by Munawwar Alam
Chapter 10; Local Government and International Development – Perspectives and Selected Case Studies by Samantha Page and Joyce Lee  


Notes on the Contributors  


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‘Each chapter provides a succinct and useful overview of background material highly relevant to the subject matter of the volume.’

Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Vol. 46 No. 1, 142–152