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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This book focuses on local traditions, seeking to recapture their origins, explain their current impact, and assess their worth.

Synopsis:

This book focuses on local traditions, seeking to recapture their origins, explain their impact and assess their worth.

Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgments; Foreword Michael J. Lacey; Introduction Martha Derthick; Part I. Citizenship and Local Self-Government: 1. City life and citizenship James Q. Wilson; 2. Citizen and city: locality, public-spiritedness and the American regime Stephen L. Elkin; Part II. Local Self-Government in American Political History: 3. The origins and influence of early American local self-government: Democracy in America reconsidered Pauline Maier; 4. Localism, political parties and civic virtue Sidney M. Milkis; 5. How many communities? The evolution of American federalism Martha Derthick; 6. Local practice in transition: from government to governance Kathryn M. Doherty and Clarence N. Stone; Part III. The Place of Locality in Current Policy Choice: 7. The ideo-logics of urban land-use politics Alan A. Altshuler; 8. Local government and environmental policy Marc K. Landy; 9. Local self-government in education: community, citizenship and charter schools Gregory R. Weiher and Chris Cookson; 10. Net gains: the Voting Rights Act and Southern local government Richard M. Valelly; 11. The people’s court? Federal judges and criminal justice William D. Hagedorn and John J. DiIulio Jr; Afterword: federalism and community Philip Selznick; Contributors; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521640398
Editor:
Derthick, Martha
Editor:
Hamilton, Lee H.
Editor:
Derthick, Martha
Editor:
Hamilton, Lee H.
Author:
Derthick, Martha
Author:
Hamilton, Lee H.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Federal government
Subject:
Federal-city relations
Subject:
Federal government -- United States.
Subject:
Federal-city relations -- United States.
Subject:
Democracy -- United States.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
404
Dimensions:
9.26x6.38x1.15 in. 1.51 lbs.

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