The Political Economics of Local Leisure Services

Authors

  • Tom Goodale

Keywords:

parks and recreation, local government services, service distribution, service objectives, income redistribution, equity.

Abstract

Limited resources and growing needs continue to challenge providers of local government services. Equitable distribution of resources is both more important and more difficult when the local economy is growing slowly if at all. The need to increase revenue and reduce costs leads us to focus on efficiency rather than effectiveness, and market equity rather than equal opportunity. This can lead to a distortion of mandate and objectives. Public purpose and philosophy should join the dialogue of business and finance.

Published

1985-01-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers