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The Governance Effects of Metropolitan Reform: A Theoretical Inquiry

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dc.contributor.author Oakerson, Ronald J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T14:37:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T14:37:52Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8095
dc.description.abstract "What impressed Tocqueville was not only the extent of citizen participation but also its focus on the common good, what traditional republicans called res publica--the set of all things shared in common by a community. Tocqueville cited schools, churches, and roads--but the set is much larger, and it has grown larger over the years. It includes not only tangibles but also intangibles, such as the peace of the community, the control of crime, and community prosperity. It has both local and national dimensions. Caring for res publica in its local dimensions is no trivial undertaking--not even in 2002. It is the focus of a great deal of human effort precisely because it contributes so much to human well-being and its neglect is so destructive of community life. Res publica can be viewed as the local commons writ large. A voluminous literature now suggests just how problematic governing the local commons can be, although its challenges can be effectively addressed by appropriately constituted local communities." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject citizen participatory management en_US
dc.subject self-governance en_US
dc.subject volunteerism en_US
dc.subject size en_US
dc.subject Tocqueville, Alexis de en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject polycentricity en_US
dc.subject public goods and bads en_US
dc.title The Governance Effects of Metropolitan Reform: A Theoretical Inquiry en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Decentralized Government: The Implications of Government Organization in Metropolitan Areas, De Voe Moore Center Critical Issues Symposium en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates October 4-5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Tallahasse, FL en_US

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