Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation" provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students and practitioners, this volume in the "Public Solutions Handbook Series" addresses concepts and processes of shaping collaborative arrangements in public service with goals of effectiveness and efficiency in mind. The "Handbook" begins with a review of theories of shared services and consolidation, highlighting conceptual foundations, practical barriers, and cultural considerations related to these efforts. Specific, practical advice follows, with emphasis on the processes of creating, implementing, and managing shared services and consolidation agreements.
"Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation" is exceptionally well written and is amplified by examples, cases, illustrations, and a comprehensive bibliography.