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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 ...

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According to federal government figures, in 2012, Americans generated 254 million tons of trash—an average of 4.40 pounds per capita every day. An estimated 34.3 percent of that waste got recycled while the remainder was sent for burial in one of approximately 1,908 landfills or ...

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