Local governments (counties and cities) are important providers of almost every type of service imaginable. Many social workers interact with local governments on a daily basis and therefore, understanding how local governments operate is critical. This article provides an overview of local government management issues including the changing skill-set managers must possess, the different decision-making and governing structures, service delivery, human and financial issues, the role of local government and future challenges. Implications for social service administrators are advanced. Copyright (c) by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
- Human and financial-management
- Local governments
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Public Administration