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dc.contributor.authorRice, Colin C. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-16T18:15:51Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:13:24Z
dc.date.issued2008-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationRice, C. C. (2008). Factors contributing to frequency of municipal annexation among medium-sized southern U.S. cities. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3464
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this explanatory study is to evaluate factors that contribute to the frequency of municipal annexation among select southern U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 50,000. The research method is analysis of aggregated data in order to explain factors contributing to the frequency of municipal annexation. Data on 160 cities from select southern U.S. states were compiled to understand the effect, if any, that form of government, age of municipality, demographic disparities between city and county, competition, and statutory annexation authority have on frequency of municipal annexation. Overall findings suggest that three of the five factors do not significantly contribute to the frequency of municipal annexation. However, competition and statutory annexation authority are found to be related to frequency of annexation. In particular, the effect of statutory authority on frequency of annexation is opposite of the expected effect.en_US
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dc.format.extent60 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2008.
dc.subjectAnnexationen_US
dc.subjectMunicipalen_US
dc.subjectLocal governmenten_US
dc.subjectBoundary expansionen_US
dc.subjectFrequencyen_US
dc.titleFactors Contributing to Frequency of Municipal Annexation among Medium-sized Southern U.S. Citiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWeinberger, George
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPalacios, Kolette N.
txstate.departmentReport
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science


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