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Competition among States and Local Governments

Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism

Document date: September 01, 1991
Released online: September 01, 1991
Is competition among state and local governments detrimental to public service and tax systems, or does it promote government efficiency and responsiveness? This volume takes a fresh look at the effects of competition and at how federal policies can moderate or exacerbate the negative consequences of such rivalry. It presents both the political science perspective of a model of federalism and the economic perspective of competition among firms in a market economy.

Topics/Tags: | Economy/Taxes | Governing

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