Local government managers are described as key participants in the development of interlocal cooperation, but the interests of city councils in this process have gone largely unstudied. Here, the author addresses the theoretical importance of council-manager relations in interlocal public service cooperation. The evidence refines assumptions about council-manager roles in the formation of cooperative agreements, with important implications for local government management.
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Zeemering, E. (2008). Governing interlocal cooperation: City council interests and the implications for public management. Public Administration Review 68(4), 731–741.