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Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy

Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy

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Michael J. Lacey, Martha Derthick, James Q. Wilson, Stephen L. Elkin, Pauline Maier, Sidney M. Milkis, Kathryn M. Doherty, Clarence N. Stone, Alan A. Altshuler, Marc K. Landy, Gregory R. Weiher, Chris Cookson, Richard M. Valelly, William D. Hagedorn, John J. DiIulio Jr, Philip Selznick
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521033091

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  • 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.

    • Multidisciplinary approach
    • Complete assessment of the American federal system
    • Covers national and local experiences
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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521033091
    • length: 404 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

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    Martha Derthick, University of Virginia

    Contributors

    Michael J. Lacey, Martha Derthick, James Q. Wilson, Stephen L. Elkin, Pauline Maier, Sidney M. Milkis, Kathryn M. Doherty, Clarence N. Stone, Alan A. Altshuler, Marc K. Landy, Gregory R. Weiher, Chris Cookson, Richard M. Valelly, William D. Hagedorn, John J. DiIulio Jr, Philip Selznick

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