03/20/2014

David Miller Co-Authors New Book on Governing Metropolitan Regions

 

Professor David Y. Miller, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and co-author Raymond W. Cox III, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron, have collaborated on a new book – Governing the Metropolitan Region: America's New Frontier.

The book highlights the multiple dimensions of intergovernmental relationships that create both competition and cooperation in metropolitan regions. According to the publisher, Governing the Metropolitan Region is a new, up-to-date text for the basic local government management courses that address the structural, political and management issues associated with regional and metropolitan government.


Professor David Y. Miller, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and co-author Raymond
W. Cox III, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron, have collaborated on a new book – Governing the Metropolitan Region: America's New Frontier.

The book highlights the multiple dimensions of intergovernmental relationships that create both competition and cooperation in metropolitan regions. According to the publisher, Governing the Metropolitan Region is a new, up-to-date text for the basic local government management courses that address the structural, political and management issues associated with regional and metropolitan government.

About the authors

David Y. Miller is the director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies and the Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT). His research and publications focus on regional governance, regional financing of urban services, and municipal fiscal distress. He has also served as director of management and Budget for the City of Pittsburgh, managing director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, and municipal manager.

Raymond W. Cox III is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron. Dr. Cox is the author of more than 70 academic and professional publications. Dr. Cox’s governmental experience includes serving as staff for the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor in New Mexico.

Comments:

"Miller and Cox's Governing the Metropolitan Region clearly delineates the critical issues surrounding both governance and regionalism. The book will be a hit, that's for sure--the structure is accessible and understandable, and the authors' presentation is clear. An outstanding text for students, citizens, and leaders." -- Michael A. Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Governing the Metropolitan Region is the only text available that succeeds in capturing the changed landscape of collaborative governance that has emerged over the last decade in metropolitan areas. Miller and Cox highlight both the horizontal and vertical dimensions of intergovernmental relationships in metro areas that can involve both competition and cooperation. The result is an unusually thoughtful look at the most significant but least understood level of government in the United States. This book could have a profound impact on how we both study and teach regional and metropolitan government." -- Richard C. Feiock, Florida State University

"Miller and Cox blend far-ranging statistical analyses with always insightful case studies in this masterful review of the current state and future challenges of regional governance in metropolitan America. Their new book is a must-read for all scholars, professionals, public officials, and citizens concerned with the social, economic, and fiscal challenges faced within our metropolitan areas." -- David Rusk, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.