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Contents List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments 1. Introduction Suzanne M. Leland and Kurt Thurmaier 2. Jacksonville/Duval County, Florida Alternative Explanations for the Adoption of City-County Consolidation in Jacksonville/Duval County, Florida Bert E. Swanson 3. Columbus/Muscogee County, Georgia Goodbye Columbus Arnold Fleischmann and Jennifer Custer 4. Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida Tallahassee-Leon County Consolidation Referenda Linda S. Johnson 5. Sacramento/Sacramento County, California Consolidation, West-Coast Style: Sacramento County, California Glen W. Sparrow 6. Athens/Clarke County, Georgia "The Better Way": The Unification of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia Dan Durning, William L. Gillespie, and Richard W. Campbell 7. Lafayette/Lafayette Parish, Louisiana City-Parish Consolidated Government: Lafayette Parish and the City of Lafayette, Louisiana Hunter Bacot 8. Branch/North Branch, Minnesota Citizen-Led Politics and City-City Consolidation: The Case of North Branch, Minnesota Beth Walter Honadle 9. Des Moines/Polk County, Iowa One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: A Consolidation Attempt Without Power Deflation Paul Coates and Alfred Ho 10. Augusta/Richmond County, Georgia Financial Crisis, Racial Accommodation, and the Consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia Richard W. Campbell, William L. Gillespie, and Dan Durning 11. Wilmington/New Hanover County, North Carolina City-City Consolidation for the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina Gary Alan Johnson 12. Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee A Predictable Failure: The Knoxville-Knox County Experience, 1996 Anthony Nownes and David J. Houston 13. Kansas City/Wyandotte County, Kansas Reforming Politics Through Reorganization: City-County Consolidation in Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas Suzanne M. Leland 14. Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky Merger in Louisville-Jefferson County H.V. Savitch and Ronald K. Vogel 15. Conclusions Suzanne M. Leland and Kurt Thurmaier
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