Includes many new case studies (called Policy and Practice Boxes). The data and scholarship has been thoroughly revised throughout. Major revisions to Chapter 8 include new sections on Authentic Leadership and the Lean Six Sigma management model.

Managing American Cities in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 1 managing american cities in the twenty-first century

Introduction: American Cities Continue to Change and Evolve

The eighth edition of Managing Urban America finds city governments changing and evolving, just as they have been doing since the first edition of this textbook appeared over thirty-seven years ago. More than a decade and one-half into the twenty-first century, cities face many of the same challenges they have confronted since the so-called urban crisis of the 1960s: managing conflict through politics; adapting to environmental influences such as population shifts and changing citizen tastes and preferences; incorporating new groups into governing structures; balancing own-source funds with intergovernmental revenues; responding to federal and state mandates; negotiating with other local governments; delivering ...

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