Form & structure of local government

Content for the week of March 25, 2024


  • Local government forms
  • Service delivery requirements
  • Linkages to performance outcomes



Benton, J. Edwin. 2002. “County Service Delivery: Does Government Structure Matter?” Public Administration Review 62 (4): 471–79.
Benton, J. Edwin, Jacqueline Byers, Beverly A. Cigler, Kenneth A. Klase, Donald C. Menzel, Tanis J. Salant, Gregory Streib, James H. Svara, and William L. Waugh. 2008. “Service Challenges and Governance Issues Confronting American Counties in the 21st Century: An Overview.” State and Local Government Review 40 (1): 54–68.
Frederickson, H. George, Gary Alan Johnson, and Curtis Wood. 2004. “The Changing Structure of American Cities: A Study of the Diffusion of Innovation.” Public Administration Review 64 (3): 320–30.
Miller, David Y., and Raymond Cox. 2014. Governing the Metropolitan Region: America’s New Frontier. New York, NY: Routledge.