Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy

Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy

by Martha Derthick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521033098

ISBN-13: 9780521033091

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nationalist and localist traditions vie within the American federal system and the American experiment with self-government. Bringing together contributions from history, political science, and sociology, this book focuses primarily on the local, seeking to recapture its origins, explain its current impact, and assess its worth.  See more details below

Overview

Nationalist and localist traditions vie within the American federal system and the American experiment with self-government. Bringing together contributions from history, political science, and sociology, this book focuses primarily on the local, seeking to recapture its origins, explain its current impact, and assess its worth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521033091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction1
1City life and citizenship17
2Citizen and city: Locality, public-spiritedness, and the American regime37
3The origins and influence of early American local self-government: Democracy in America reconsidered63
4Localism, political parties, and civic virtue89
5How many communities? The evolution of American federalism125
6Local practice in transition: From government to governance154
7The ideo-logics of urban land-use politics189
8Local government and environmental policy227
9Local self-government in education: Community, citizenship, and charter schools261
10Net gains: The Voting Rights Act and Southern local government298
11The people's court? Federal judges and criminal justice322
Afterword: Federalism and community355
Contributors368
Index371

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