HOW WILL REGIONALISM WORK?

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE AND RESPONSIVE STRUCTURE AND PROCESS TO COPE WITH THE URBAN PROBLEM OF A REGIONAL CHARACTER IS SEEN AS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP. THE LEADERSHIP THAT WILL SURVIVE IN THE FUTURE IS THAT WHICH CAN FUNCTION ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY IT REPRESENTS ON BOTH LOCAL AND REGIONAL FORUMS. IN A PAPER WHICH HOLDS THAT NOT ALL REGIONALISM WORKS WELL, IT IS STRESSED THAT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANY REGIONAL AGENCY DEPENDS ON THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF CAPABLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATORS WHO WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF REGIONAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES. SUBSTATE DISTRICTING AND REFORMED REGIONAL COUNCIL STRATEGY IS REVIEWED, AND THE OBSERVATION IS MADE THAT THE STRATEGY OF THE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IS ROOTED IN THE REAL WORLD OF SUBSTATE DEVELOPMENT. IN A CONSIDERATION OF THE DILEMMA OF REGIONALISM FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS, IT IS STATED THAT UNLESS SUPPORTERS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ALSO SUPPORT THEIR REGIONAL COUNCILS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ITSELF WILL BE LOST. VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR IN REGIONAL COUNCILS ARE OUTLINED. IT IS FELT THAT REGIONAL AGENCIES ARE ASSUMING A MAJOR ROLE BEYOND IT'S ORIGINAL CONCEPT. UNPRECEDENTED INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CHANGE IN BRITISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS HIGHLIGHTED IN ONE PAPER. METROPOLITAN AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES OF TWIN CITIES' REGIONALISM IS PRESENTED. IT IS FELT HERE THAT METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP IN THE AREAS OF DEMONSTRATED NEED, AND THE DISTINCTION IS MADE BETWEEN THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL'S IMPACT ON CITY GOVERNMENT AND THE IMPACT OF THE COMMUNITY.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 23 p.
  • Serial:
    • Public Management
    • Volume: 56
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: International City/County Management Association
    • ISSN: 0033-3611

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 1982 12:00AM