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Debt Wish : Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development

Debt Wish : Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development - 96 edition

Debt Wish : Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780822955993

ISBN10: 0822955997

Debt Wish : Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development by Alberta M. Sbragia - ISBN 9780822955993
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Published: 1996
International: No
Debt Wish : Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development by Alberta M. Sbragia - ISBN 9780822955993

ISBN13: 9780822955993

ISBN10: 0822955997

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

Albert Sbragia considers American urban government as an investor whether for building infrastructure or supporting economic development. Over time, such investment has become disconnected from the normal political and administrative processes of local policymaking through the use of special public spending authorities like water and sewer commissions and port, turnpike, and public power authorities. Sbragia explores how this entrepreneurial activity developed and how federal and state policies facilitated or limited it. She also analyzes the implications of cities creating innovative, special-purpose quasi-governments to circumvent and dilute state control over city finances, diluting their own authority in the process.

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