The Effects of Race and Space on City-County Consolidation: The Albany-Dougherty Georgia Experience

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In this paper the authors summarize the history of government consolidation successes and failures in Georgia, discuss regionalism and functional consolidation, and address social-structural barriers to unified government. The paper focuses on the 60-year consolidation movement and current unification efforts in Albany-Dougherty County, GA. Since knowing citizen perceptions is vital in understanding the resistance to consolidation, the paper concludes with findings from a 2012 Exit Poll in Dougherty County, GA.

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Dankwa, K. and Sweet-Holp, T. (2015) The Effects of Race and Space on City-County Consolidation: The Albany-Dougherty Georgia Experience. Current Urban Studies, 3, 247-260. doi: 10.4236/cus.2015.33021.

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