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Local Government and the States

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Beschreibung

This book offers an overview of the legal, political, and broad intergovernmental environment in which relations between local and state units of government take place, the historical roots of the conflict among them, and an analysis of contemporary problems concerning local authority, local revenues, state interventions and takeovers, and the restructuring of local governments. The author pays special attention to local governmental autonomy and the goals and activities of local officials as they seek to secure resources, fend off regulations and interventions, and fight for survival as independent units.

Now, in a thoroughly revised second edition, this book examines marijuana use, minimum wages, the establishment of sanctuary cities, and the regulation of ride-sharing companies. Looking at the intergovernmental struggle from the bottom up, and in the process examining a variety of political activities and policies at the state level, Berman finds considerable reason to be concerned about the viability and future of meaningful local government. This book improves our understanding of the relationship between state and local governments. It provides a thoughtful look at the past, present, and possibly the future of local home rule.



Autorentext

David R. Berman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Senior Research Fellow of the Morrison Institute at Arizona State University, USA.



Inhalt

List of Tables

Preface;

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Federal, State, and Local Relations

Chapter 3: Localities in State Politics

Chapter 4: Cities and the States: The Historical Perspective

Chapter 5: The Authority Problem

Chapter 6: The Revenue Problem

Chapter 7: The Takeover Problem

Chapter 8: The Restructuring Problem

Chapter 9: Concluding Note

Appendix A: State and Local Revenues, Selected Years, 1902-1999

Appendix B: State Aid to Local Governments, Selected Years, 1902-1998

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Local Government and the States
Untertitel: Autonomy, Politics, and Policy
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EAN: 9780429016110
Digitaler Kopierschutz: frei
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Veröffentlichung: 26.07.2019
Dateigrösse: 2.7 MB
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