Portland State University. Department of Political Science
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Political Science
1 online resource (135 p.)
Local government -- United States
City-county consolidated governments are examined to isolate factors important to the success of the consolidation process, and are measured against objective and subjective criteria for the operation of such governments. Data are obtained through survey techniques and statistical analysis of demographic information. Results indicate that such success-oriented consolidation factors inherent in city-county governments do exist and can be interrelated in a mathematical model. Consolidated governments appear to improve their ability to handle urban problems, and officials of consolidated governments are more confident of their ability to handle these problems than are officials of other metropolitan governments reorganized in different manners.
White, Anthony Gene, "A regional approach: city-county consolidation as a method of local governmental reorganization" (1971). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1592.