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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 ...

Water and Wastewater
Water and Wastewater
Jennifer J.HoraCraig J.Heisel

Water provision and wastewater treatment are city services with unique characteristics. Unlike economic development and prison placement, water and wastewater issues do not naturally spark controversy. Unlike parks and recreation or green city initiatives, water and wastewater do ...

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