Artist, S, Walsh, P, Gibbs, M & Sansom, GC 2009, Integrating Natural Resource Management into Local Government Operations. Volume 1: Corporate Planning and Reporting, Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW, Sydney.
This guideline is part of a package which aims to support councils in NSW to integrate natural resource management (NRM) into local government operations.
Sansom, G 2016, 'Reframing the role of Australian mayors: an update and rejoinder to Grant, Dollery and Kortt (2016)', Local Government Studies, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1047-1059.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Sansom, G 2016, 'Timothy P. R. Weaver, Blazing the neoliberal trail: urban political development in the United States and the United Kingdom', Local Government Studies, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 863-865.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This article draws from a major research project examining the impact of various forms of municipal consolidation in Australia and New Zealand. Its wide-ranging research involved studies of 15 cases of different forms of consolidation, including amalgamation, together with a series of interviews with senior practitioners from the local government sector. Data revealed little evidence of consistent economies of scale from consolidation, however both case studies and interviews indicated that consolidation generated economies of scope and what may be termed 'strategic capacity'. While it was not possible to disaggregate the data for particular sizes of local authority, enhancement of strategic capacity was more obvious through processes of consolidation in larger ones and less so in smaller, more remote ones.
Sansom, GC 2013, 'The Evolving Role of Mayors: An Australian Perspective' in Sansom, G & McKinlay, P (eds), New Century Local Government: Commonwealth Perspectives, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, pp. 212-234.
Sansom, GC 2010, 'What's Fair? Intergovernmental Relations in Australia' in Brunet-Jailly, E & Martin, J (eds), Local Government in a Global World: Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspective, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 179-212.
Sansom, GC 2009, 'Canberra, Australia' in Slack, E & Chattopadhyay, R (eds), Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems, McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada, pp. 10-32.
The volume examines federal policies towards capital cities, with a particular emphasis on how capital cities are funded and governed, and the extent to which federal governments compensates them for their unique role. Professor Sansom's contribution investigates issues surrounding the governance of the Australian Captial Territory, and its sections are: Overview (History and symbolism); Governance structure; Roles and responsibilities; Financing the capital city; and, Emerging issues in finance and governance.
Sansom, GC 2009, 'Commonwealth of Australia' in Nico Steytler (ed), A Global Dialogue on Federalism, McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada, pp. 7-36.
The volume provides an overview of the role and function of local governments in federal systems, how this has changed over fifty years, and how state power in federal systems is exercised. Professor Sansom's chapter "Commonwealth of Australia" covers the following themes concerning Australian local government: Country overview; History, structures, and institutions of local government; Consitutional recognition of local government; Powers, functions and governance (inc. Metropolitan regions); Financing local government; Supervision of local government; Intergovernmental relations (inc. Local-federal relations; Local-state relations; Organized local government); Political culture of local governance; and, Emerging issues and trends.
Sansom, GC 2009, 'Commonwealth of Australia' in Nico Steytler (ed), Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Systems, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, pp. 7-36.
Sansom, GC ACELG 2012, Australian Mayors: What Can and Should They Do?, Sydney.
Aulich, C, Gibbs, M, Gooding, A, Mckinlay, P & Sansom, GC ACELG 2011, Consolidation in Local Government: A Fresh Look, Sydney.
Schwarz, SC & Sansom, GC Australian Local Government Women's Association 2007, Review of National Framework for Women in Local Government, pp. 1-28, Canberra.