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Current Research

Learn more about our department's research areas. Our faculty are researching innovation in local governments, public budgeting and financial management and ways in which organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors can work together to provide better public services.

Title Author(s) Year Publication Research Area
Context Matters: A Bayesian Analysis of How Organizational Environments Shape the Strategic Management of Sustainable Development Deslatte, Aaron and William L. Swann 2017 Public  Administration Local Government Research
Why terminate? Exploring the end of interlocal contracts for police service in California cities. Zeemering, Eric S. 2017 American Review of Public Administration Public Management Collaboration and Network Research
Urban Pressures and Innovations: Sustainability Commitment in the Face of Fragmentation and Inequality Deslatte, AaronRichard Feiock and Kate Wassel 2017 Review of Policy Research Local Government Research
A Narrative Approach to Analyzing Transitions in Urban Water Management: The Case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Deslatte, Aaron, Galen Treuer, Elizabeth Koebele, Kathleen Ernst, Margaret Garcia and Kim Manago 2017 Water Resources Research Local Government Research
Government Funding of Nonprofit Arts Organizations: Impact and Implications Schatteman, A. and Bingle, Ben 2017 Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society Non-Profit Management Research
The State of Nonprofit Finance Across Disciplines Schatteman, A. and Waymire, T.  2017 Nonprofit
Management & Leadership
Non-Profit Management Research
Three Sides of the Same Coin? A Bayesian Analysis of Strategic Management, Comprehensive Planning and Inclusionary Motives in Land Use Deslatte, Aaron, Richard Feiock and William L. Swann 2016 Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory Local Government Innovation Research
A narrative approach to analyzing transitions in urban water management: The case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Deslatte, Aaron, Galen Treuer, Elizabeth Koebele, Kathleen Ernst, Margaret Garcia and Kim Manago 2016 Water Resources Research Local Government Innovation Research
Policy of Delay: Evidence from a Bayesian Analysis of Metropolitan Land-Use Choices Deslatte, Aaron, Antonio Tavares and Richard Feiock 2016 Policy Studies Journal Local Government Innovation Research
Of Boundaries and Speed Bumps: The Role of Modernized Counties Managing Growth in the Fragmented Metropolis Deslatte, Aaron 2016 Urban Affairs Review Local Government Innovation Research
(Re)Defining the Disarticulated Municipality: Budget Accountability for Networked Governance Mitchell, David and Kurt Thurmaier 2016 Public Budgeting & Finance 36(1): 47-67 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
Capturing Structural and Functional Diversity Through Institutional Analysis: The Mayor Position in City Charters Deslatte, Aaron, Chris Weible, Tonya Heikkila, Richard Feiock, David Carter and Cali Curley 2016 Urban Affairs Review Local Government Research
What are the challenges of multilevel governance for urban sustainability? Evidence from Ottawa and Canada’s national capital region Zeemering, Eric S. 2016 Canadian Public Administration 59 (2): 204-223 Local Government Research
Overpaid? Public service delivery and city manager compensation in California Hyde, Albert C. and Eric S. Zeemering 2016 Public Personnel Management 45 (2): 190-212 Local Government Research
Assessing local elected officials’ concerns about interlocal agreements Zeemering, Eric S. 2016 Urban Studies 53 (11): 2347-2362 Public Management Collaboration and Network Research
Is the Price Right? Gauging the Marketplace for Local Sustainable Policy Tools Deslatte, Aaron and William Swann 2015 Journal of Urban Affairs Local Government Research
Re-Assessing City Limits in Urban Public Policy Deslatte, Aaron 2015 Policy Studies Journal Local Government Research
Philanthropy Supporting Public Agencies: An Analysis of Local Library Funding Schatteman, A. and Bingle, Ben 2015 Journal of Nonprofit and Public Affairs Non-Profit Management Research
Political and Functional Local Government Consolidation: The Challenges for Core Public Administration Values and Regional Reform Leland, Suzanne and Kurt Thurmaier 2014 American Review of Public Administration, 44 (4): 29s-46s Local Government Research
Academics Meets Action: Community Engagement Motivations, Benefits and Constraints Schatteman, A. 2014 Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education Local Government Research
Alternative Service Delivery: Readiness Check Thurmaier, Kurt, ed. 2014 ICMA Press (EBook) Local Government Research
Collaborative strategies for sustainable cities: Economy, environment and community in Baltimore Zeemering, Eric S. 2014 New York: Routledge Public Management Collaboration and Network Research
International connections for local government sustainability initiatives: Networks linking Detroit and Windsor Zeemering, Eric S. 2014 Journal of Urban Affairs 36 (1): 119-140 Public Management Collaboration and Network Research

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