A Caltech Library Service

Home-Owners, Renters, and Bureaucrats: A Redistributional Analysis of Municipal Incorporation

Miller, Gary J. (1978) Home-Owners, Renters, and Bureaucrats: A Redistributional Analysis of Municipal Incorporation. Social Science Working Paper, 225. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF (sswp 225 - Jul. 1978) - Submitted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


What are the reasons why a newly developed urban area might choose to incorporate as a separate municipality rather than be annexed to a neighboring city? The most frequent initial response to this question, given by proponents of incorporation, is "to gain local control"; but this response is too vague to be very helpful. Certainly, the creation of an autonomous, authoritative local government is undertaken in order to ensure that local rather than nonlocal interests will control decision -- but which decisions? What aspect of municipal government is so vital that some individuals will donate hundreds of hours a year, for as long as ten years, to ensure that the local community becomes incorporated rather than annexed?

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Prepared for delivery at the 1978 Annual Meeting of The American Political Science Association, The New York Hilton Hotel, New York, New York, August 31-September 3, 1978. Copyright by the American Political Science Association, 1978.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:225
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20171019-153245920
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:82525
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
Deposited On:20 Oct 2017 17:43
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 18:55

Repository Staff Only: item control page