Governing Partners: State-Local Relations in the United States

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Preface

This volume has been several years in the making, and I have incurred several debts that should be acknowledged here. The contributors to this volume waited patiently for their work to appear in print, and I am grateful for their unwavering commitment to Governing Partners. I also want to thank Larry Dodd, editor of the Transforming American Politics series for Westview Press, for his encouragement of this project.

Governing Partners began its life at Westview Press under the able direction of Jennifer Knerr. When Jennifer left the press, Leo Wiegman assummed responsibility for the volume and skillfully brought it to completion. Under Leo's direction, Ryan Goldberg and Scott Horst produced the final version of the manuscript, which benefited greatly from the copyediting advice of Jennifer Swearingen.

At Indian University in Bloomington, Eve Alexander patiently and carefully assembled the essays and prepared them for submission in electronic form. Mike Baumgartner traced several elusive references and improved the bibliography. Tim Tilton freely shared his insights on the interactions between state and county governments in Indiana. All of these people did their best to improve Governing Partners; any remaining errors or defects are my responsibility.

Russell L. Hanson

Bloomington, Indiana

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - The Interaction of State and Local Governments 1
  • 2 - The Intergovernmental Setting of State-Local Relations 17
  • Notes 36
  • 3 - State-Local Relations: Union and Home Rule 37
  • Notes 51
  • 4 - Emerging Trends in State-Local Relations 53
  • Notes 74
  • 5 - The Politics of State-Local Fiscal Relations 75
  • 6 - Partners for Growth: State and Local Relations in Economic Development 93
  • Notes 106
  • 7 - The State-Local Partnership in Education 109
  • Notes 137
  • 8 - Environmental Regulation and State-Local Relations 139
  • Notes 159
  • 9 - Untidy Business: Disaggregating State-Local Relations 161
  • 10 - The Politics of State Health and Welfare Reforms 177
  • Notes 198
  • References 199
  • About the Editor 213
  • About the Contributors 215
  • Index 217
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