Management in local governments: An evolving landscape

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-66
Number of pages18
JournalAdministration in Social Work
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 12 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Decision-making
  • Human and financial-management
  • Local governments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Administration


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