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- DescriptionIn recent decades, local governments across America have increasingly turned specialized functions over to automous agencies ranging in scope from subdivision-sized water districts to multi-state transit authorities. This book is the first comprehensive examination of the causes and consequences of special-purpose governments in more than 300 metropolitan areas in the United States. It presents new evidence on the ecomic, political, and social implications of relying on these special districts while offering important findings about their use and significance.
- Author BiographyKathryn A. Foster is an associate professor of planning at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she is also the director of research for the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth.
- Author(s)Kathryn A. Foster
- PublisherGeorgetown University Press
- Date of Publication02/08/1999
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitleAmerican Governance and Public Policy Series
- Place of PublicationWashington, DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGeorgetown University Press
- Weight394 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
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