Books and Special-Issue Journals
Handbook on the Economics of Crime – Bruce L. Benson and Paul R. Zimmerman
Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010
This volume reviews and expands on research into the economic aspects of crime, prevention and deterrence. It is divided into sections on theoretical and empirical work in the economics of crime, economic analysis of the components of the criminal justice system, associations between crime and various aspects of the economy, and special topics.
Handbook on the Economics of Crime comprises papers presented at the Center’s March 2009 Critical Issues Symposium. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re–Examined – Bruce L. Benson
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
This volume is inspired by the backlash against government use of eminent domain and other regulatory takings, following a 2005 court decision affirming these powers. It includes chapters on political influences on eminent domain decisions, the difficulties of determining fair compensation, proposals to improve the process and legislative constraints on eminent domain, along with adverse consequences of other takings.
Property Rights comprises papers presented at the Center’s April 2007 Critical Issues Symposium. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
· Self–Organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action Dilemmas – Richard C. Feiock and John T. Scholz
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2010
This volume concerns the formal and informal networks, partnerships and other mechanisms forged among local governments and agencies to facilitate cooperation on regional issues and problems. It includes chapters on theoretical aspects of these mechanisms, as well as empirical consideration of their impact on integrated urban service provision and regional policy.
Self–Organizing Federalism comprises the papers presented at the Center’s February 2007 Critical Issues Symposium. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis – Randall G. Holcombe and Benjamin Powell
Published by Transaction Publishers, 2009
This volume examines government policy in housing markets, providing analysis of the effects of land use planning, zoning, building codes, inclusionary zoning, eminent domain and impact fees, as well as the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac enterprises and monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. Concluding chapters offer suggestions to improve how the markets work.
Check at www.amazon.com for availability of Housing America.
Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise – Timothy S. Chapin, Charles E. Connerly and Harrison T. Higgins
Published by Ashgate Publishing, 2007
This volume documents and evaluates the state–level approach to growth management that Florida has adopted, spurred by the Growth Management Act of 1985. It is divided into sections on the history and foundation of growth management in Florida, evaluation of program outcomes, and limitations of and revisions to the program.
Growth Management in Florida comprises the papers presented at the Center’s January 2005 Critical Issues Symposium, supplemented with related papers brought into the writing project. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict: New Institutions for Collaborative Planning – John T. Scholz and Bruce Stiftel
Published by Resources for the Future Press, 2005
This volume assesses the institutions and processes used to resolve conflicts over water policy among competing jurisdictions. Opening chapters introduce eight case studies of recent disputes concerning water quality, water supply and habitat restoration in Florida. Later chapters provide analyses of the manner and success of the efforts to mediate these disputes.
Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict comprises several of the papers presented at the Center’s November 2003 Critical Issues Symposium, supplemented with the case study materials. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation – Richard C. Feiock
Published by Georgetown University Press, 2004
This volume examines collective problem–solving among local governments in a decentralized setting. It explores government organization, factors that influence whether local governments will cooperate or compete with one another, and effects on policy pertaining to economic development, school reform and morality issues.
Metropolitan Governance comprises several of the papers presented at the Center’s October 2002 Critical Issues Symposium. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
Smarter Growth: Market–Based Strategies for Land–Use Planning in the 21st Century – Randall G. Holcombe and Samuel R. Staley
Published by Greenwood Press, 2001
This volume advocates the superiority of a market–oriented approach to land use policy over government planning. It argues that problems associated with growth and sprawl (such as traffic congestion, infrastructure costs and environmental degradation) may be efficiently addressed by market mechanics.
Smarter Growth comprises the papers presented at the Center’s March 2000 Critical Issues Symposium. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 Annual Report – James Gwartney, Robert Lawson and Joshua Hall
Published by the Fraser Institute, 2014
This latest report from the Economic Freedom Network evaluates the status and impact of economic freedom in 152 countries. It updates the data used to score countries on their economic openness and quality of life and features essays by two guest contributors.
Read this or previous reports, or access the project’s data sets, at: http://www.freetheworld.com/reports.html
Public Choice in a Local Government Setting – Randall G. Holcombe
Special issue of Public Choice, Vol. 149(1–2), pp. 1—224, October 2011
This special issue is a review of public choice research on local governments in a federal system. The papers deal with how local decisions about taxes and expenditures are made, how the manner of selecting local officials affects public policy and how individuals and groups interact in the political process.
The papers presented at the Center’s February 2011 Critical Issues Symposium make up this collection and can be viewed at http://www.springerlink.com/content/0048-5829/149/1-2/
The States as Facilitators or Obstructionists of Local Government – James Alm
Special issue of Publius, Vol. 41(4), pp. 563—733, October 201
The papers in this special issue report on shifts in state—local power relations, the effects of state legislation and funding on government structure and service provision at the local level, and the importance of community sentiment and trust in government.
The collection consists of several papers presented at the Center’s February 2010 Critical Issues Symposium and can be viewed at http://publius.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/4.toc
Public and Private Institutions, Political Action, and the Practice of Local Government – Charles Barrilleaux, Ron Cheung and Thomas M. Carsey
Special issue of the Review of Policy Research, Vol. 23(6), pp. 1119—1268, November 2006
This special issue concerns the advent and role of private and quasi–governmental institutions in local governance. Papers address such topics as the impetus for emergence of these institutions, their structure, function and responsiveness, and their implications for voting blocs and power structures within the community.
The collection consists of several papers presented at the Center’s February 2006 Critical Issues Symposium and can be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.2006.23.issue-6/issuetoc
State and Local Government Regulation and Economic Development – Keith R. Ihlanfeldt
Special issue of the Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 46(1), pp. 1—168, February 2006
The papers in this special issue explore the impact of government regulation on economic development, reporting research conducted at state and local levels of analysis on various types of regulations.
The collection comprises several papers presented at the Center’s March 2005 Critical Issues Symposium and can be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jors.2006.46.issue-1/issuetoc
Exclusionary Land–Use Regulationsm – Keith R. Ihlanfeldt
Special issue of Urban Studies, Vol. 41(2), pp. 255—479, February 2004
The subject of this special issue is local land use regulations that tend to exclude lower–income households from suburban communities. The papers review research on the reasons these regulations are adopted, their social and economic effects, and recommended remedies to the problem of residential exclusion.
The collection includes several of the papers presented at the Center’s November 2001 Critical Issues Symposium, supplemented with a related paper, and can be viewed at http://usj.sagepub.com/content/41/2.toc
Climate Change and City Hall – Richard C. Feiock and Christopher Coutts
Special issue of Cityscape, Vol. 15(1), pp. 1—238, March 2013
The papers in this special issue consider the efforts municipal governments make to address sustainability and climate change, exploring their motivations to act, challenges faced, and the governing structures, interlocal networks, policies and technical and planning capacities that support their actions.
The collection comprises several papers presented at the Center’s February 2012 Critical Issues Symposium and can be viewed at http://www.huduser.org/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol15num1/index.html
Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition: Balancing Conservation and Development – Timothy S. Chapin and Christopher Coutts
Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition: Balancing Conservation and Development; Published by Ashgate Publishing, 2011
This volume explores the connection between land conservation and land development. Its chapters review growth management programs around the country which acquire public land in order to protect resource lands (greenbelts, scenic spaces, farmland) as well as promote development within urban and suburban areas. Assessments of these programs’ methods, challenges and consequences provide lessons for future growth management efforts.
Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition comprises papers presented at the Center’s February 2008 Critical Issues Symposium. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.
School Siting and Healthy Communities: Why Where We Invest in School Facilities Matters – Rebecca Miles, Adesoji Adelaja and Mark Wyckoff
School Siting and Healthy Communities: Why Where We Invest in School Facilities Matters; Published by Michigan State University Press, 2011
This volume discusses the impact of school siting on the demographics, sustainability, and health and other quality of life conditions in our communities. Its chapters discuss how decisions about where to locate new schools and when to renovate existing ones are shaped by such considerations as acreage guidelines, capital expenditures, and proximity to residential neighborhoods and to environmental features and hazards. A final chapter reviewing a school design competition illustrates the importance of local governments, school districts and citizen groups working together on site selection and planning.
School Siting and Healthy Communities comprises papers presented at the Center’s April 2008 Critical Issues Symposium, supplemented with related papers brought into the writing project. Check at www.amazon.com for its availability.