Barbara Coyle McCabe is the director of graduate studies in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her research and teaching interests include institutions, local governance, and intergovernmental relations. Her published work has appeared in Administration & Society, Urban Affairs Review, and other journals.
Richard C. Feiock is Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public Administration at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, and he directs the local governance program at the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests are in local and urban governance. He is the author of Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation (Georgetown University Press, 2004) and coauthor of Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice (SUNY Press, 2001) and City–County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping the Local Government Landscape (M. E. Sharpe, 2004) and has published widely on issues of local government and governance.
James C. Clingermayer is director of the master of public administration program at Murray State University. His teaching and research interests include local government administration and public policy. His published work has appeared in the Public Administration Review, American Political Science Review, Urban Studies, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Psychiatry and Law, and other journals.
Christopher Stream is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His teaching and research includes intergovernmental relations and public policy. His published work has appeared in Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Research Quarterly, and State and Local Government Review. He is the author of the recent textbook State and Local Politics (Wadsworth, 2005).