Governing Partners: State-local Relations In The United States

1st Edition

Russell L Hanson

Routledge
Published March 20, 1998
Textbook - 244 Pages
ISBN 9780813326016 - CAT# K372957

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Summary

Recently, budgetary restraints and institutional gridlock have limited the role of the national government in domestic policymaking. Subnational governments have responded by assuming primary responsibility for a number of key problems, including economic development, educational improvement, environmental regulation, and health and welfare innovations. The United States has some 80,000 subnational governments from nation-sized states to mosquito abatement districts. A concise introduction to state-local relations, this volume of nine original essays includes an overview of the structure of state-local arrangements, central policy issues in state-local relations, and the likely future of state-local relations.

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