County governments in the United States have become increasinglly important as service providers over the past several decades, vis-a-vis municipalites and townships. Counties generally fulfill three service roles: traditional or state-mandated; local or municipal; and regional or urban. Benton has written the first scholarly treatment of county governments as providers of all three of these types of services, dispelling the notion that counties are mere providers of services they are mandated to perform by their state governments.As far back as most residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, can remember, those services which have been the most closely ... responsible for the maintenance of law and order a including law enforcement (i.e., sheriff patrol and investigations, criminal records, ... These include staple services and functions such as: tax assessment and collection, supervision of elections, construction andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Counties as Service Delivery Agents|
|Author||:||J. Edwin Benton|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002-01-01|