Governing Partners: State-local Relations In The United States / Edition 1

Governing Partners: State-local Relations In The United States / Edition 1

by Russell L Hanson
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Taylor & Francis


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Governing Partners: State-local Relations In The United States / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813326016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: Transforming American Politics Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)

About the Author

Russell L. Hanson is professor of political science at Indiana University.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresix
1The Interaction of State and Local Governments1
2The Intergovernmental Setting of State-Local Relations17
3State-Local Relations: Union and Home Rule37
4Emerging Trends in State-Local Relations53
5The Politics of State-Local Fiscal Relations75
6Partners for Growth: State and Local Relations in Economic Development93
7The State-Local Partnership in Education109
8Environmental Regulation and State-Local Relations139
9Untidy Business: Disaggregating State-Local Relations161
10The Politics of State Health and Welfare Reforms177
About the Editor213
About the Contributors215

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