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Expenditures and Service Delivery: Core Services and Regulation

  • Harry KitchenEmail author
  • Melville McMillan
  • Anwar Shah
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Abstract

This chapter is focused on core local services and regulations. Core services are those that local governments conventionally provide. They typically include services benefiting properties (e.g., streets and roads), recreational and cultural services, and regulation of local activities (e.g., land use). The range of core services is examined along with regulatory activities. Core services are contrasted to social services (e.g., schooling) for which responsibility assignments vary widely among countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Governance StudiesBrookings InstitutionWashington, DCUSA

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