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|Title:||Review Note: Local Government Reform and Local Government Finance: Book Review: 'Improving Local Government', Alam M, Devas N, Venkatachalam P, Koranteng R O, Delay S (Commonwealth Secretariat. 2008)||Contributor(s):||Dollery, Brian E (author)||Publication Date:||2009||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5093||Abstract:||The multi-faceted problem of local government finance has attracted increasing attention in the new millennium. The reasons for the renewed interest in this thorny question are comparatively straightforward. In the first place, for the past two decades all public sector institutions have been profoundly affected by the twin revolutions simultaneously sweeping the world – the globalization of the international economy and the information revolution wrought by the computer age – and local government is no exception. Not only have these inexorable forces had dramatic implications for the structure of government as a whole, and relationships between the different tiers of government, but also for service provision and public finance, including local public finance. Secondly, substantially heightened demands on local government, together with limited access to adequate funding, have seen the genesis of a deepening crisis in the financial sustainability of local government entities.||Publication Type:||Review||Source of Publication:||Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (4), p. 153-163||Publisher:||University of Technology Sydney||Place of Publication:||Sydney, Australia||ISSN:||1836-0394||Field of Research (FOR):||160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning)||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/34224889
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