The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
Examines how state courts change public policy through an analysis of their influence on state education finance reform.
Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.
Examines the many issues raised by TIF, the most widely used tool of local economic and community development.
Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes.
Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
Examines intergovernmental efforts within the United States to manage the nation's water supply.
First in-depth examination of the various forms of interstate cooperation and their central role promoting a successful federal system of government in the United States.
A comprehensive look at the economic relations among states, and how they might be better optimized.
Comprehensive overview of New York State’s politics, political institutions, and major public policies.
Provides detailed information and an analysis of interstate relations, and advances recommendations to improve the economic and political union.
Examines recent trends in state-funded preschool education.
Examines the impact of business improvement districts on the quality of contemporary civic life.
Comprehensive study of the state of black state legislative politics.
Examines the use of preemption powers by Congress to completely or partially remove regulatory authority from state and local governments.
Documents political advances made by African Americans in the South over the last twenty-five years.
The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.
This study explores the work life of mayors, city managers, and other top executives in city government. Based on a survey of 527 city executives and enlivened with numerous anecdotes, the book documents ...
In The Politics of State and City Administration, Abney and Lauth take a penetrating look at the relationships of state and city administrators to the people with whom they work: legislators, councilors, ...