Controlling Local Government Expenditures
Shields, Patricia M.
John Wiley & Sons
This chapter examines privatization as a method of expenditure control. In the first section, its philosophical underpinnings are explored. Subsequent sections introduce and assess techniques of privatization such as load shedding, contracting, franchising, self-help, and volunteers. Contracting receives special attention.
fiscal stress, expenditure control, local government, contracting out, privatization, Political Science
Shields, P. M. (1992). Controlling Local Government Expenditures. In N. G. Apostolou & D. L. Crumbley (Eds.) Handbook of Governmental Accounting and Finance, pp. 1 - 17.