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Author Anzia, Sarah F., author.

Title Local interests : politics, policy, and interest groups in US city governments / Sarah F. Anzia
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations
Contents Interest groups and public policy in US local government -- The policy-focused approach to studying interest groups -- How active are interest groups in local politics? -- What kinds of interest groups are most active? -- Political parties in local politics -- Influence : issues, approach, and expectations -- Business and growth -- Unions, public safety, and local government spending -- Interest group influence in local elections -- Local interests and power
Summary "Local politics in the United States once seemed tranquil compared to the divisiveness and dysfunction of the country's national politics. Those days have passed. As multiple wide-ranging crises have thrust America's local governments into the spotlight, they have also exposed policy failures and systemic problems that have mounted for years. While issues such as policing and the cost of housing are debated nationally, much of the policymaking surrounding these issues occurs locally. In Local Interests, Sarah F. Anzia explores how local governments--and the interest groups that try to influence them--create the policies that drive the national conversation: policing, economic development, housing, and challenges of taxing and spending."-- De Gruyter resource page, viewed January 23, 2023
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (De Gruyter platform, viewed August 15, 2022)
Subject Local government -- United States -- Citizen participation
Public interest groups -- United States
Police administration -- United States -- Citizen participation
Economic development -- United States -- Citizen participation
Housing policy -- United States -- Citizen participation
Economic development -- Citizen participation
Housing policy -- Citizen participation
Local government -- Citizen participation
Police administration -- Citizen participation
Public interest groups
Politics & government.
Politics and Government.
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226819280