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The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States will bring the CQ Press reference guide approach to topics in urban politics and policy in the United States. If the old adage that “all politics is local” is even partially true, then cities are important centers for political activity and for the delivery of public goods and services. U.S. cities are diverse in terms of their political and economic development, demographic makeup, governance structures, and public policies. Yet there are some durable patterns across American cities, too. Despite differences in governance and/or geographic size, most cities face similar challenges in the management of public finances, the administration of public safety, and education. And all U.S. cities have a similar legal status ...

An Overview of Local Institutions
An Overview of Local Institutions
Christine KelleherPalus

Ahallmark of local government is the variety of its institutional structures and, in particular, how the balance of power between legislative and executive functions is determined and implemented. As scholars Robert England, John Pelissero, and David Morgan note in a well-known text ...

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