Local Reform

  • Bridges, Amy. 1997. Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Frederickson, H. George, Gary A. Johnson, and Curtis H. Wood. 2004. The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change. New York: Routledge.
  • Golway, Terry. 2014. Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics. New York: Liveright.
  • Hirshhorn, Bernard. 1997. Democracy Reformed: Richard Spencer Childs and his Fight for Better Government. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • Kemp, Roger L., ed. 2007. Forms of Local Government: A Handbook on City, County and Regional Options. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Kemp, Roger L., ed. 2007. Model Government Charters: A City, County, Regional, State, and Federal Handbook. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • League of Oregon Cities. 2018. Model Charter for Oregon Cities, 7th ed. Salem, OR: League of Oregon Cities. [Free PDF]
  • Liazos, Ariane. 2020. Reforming the City: The Contested Origins of Urban Government, 1890–1930. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • National Civic League. 2011. Model City Charter, 8th ed. Denver: National Civic League. [Free PDF]
  • National Civic League. 2017. Guide for Charter Commissions, 6th ed. Denver: National Civic League. [Free PDF]
  • Svara, James H., and Douglas J. Watson, eds. 2010. More than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America’s Large Cities. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Trounstine, Jessica. 2008. Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Welch, Susan and Timothy Bledsoe. 1988. Urban Reform and Its Consequences: A Study in Representation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.