Managing Local Government: Cases in Decision Making: Moving the Multiservice Center discusses how where the county should relocate one of its multiservice centers pits political considerations against analytical (empirical) ones and, in the process, poses the ultimate ethical dilemma for an analyst. This e-book probes a contemporary question of democratic theory: How should the results of empirical policy analysis, fashioned to maximize public values regarding cost and service effectiveness in the long term, be reconciled with the policy preferences of elected officials who, although their vision may be focused on short-run political considerations, still have ultimate responsibility for policy decisions?
Moving the Multiservice Center
International City/ County Management Association
Cases in Decision Making