This book introduces students to the complex landscape of state-local intergovernmental relations today. Each chapter illustrates conflict and cooperation for policy problems including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental regulation, marijuana regulation, and government management capacity. The contributors, leading experts in the field, help students enhance their understanding of the importance of state-local relations in the U.S. federal system, argue for better analysis of the consequences of state-local relations for the quality of policy outcomes, and introduce them to public service career opportunities in state and local government.
PrefaceChapter 1: Why do state-local relations need our attention? Eric S. Zeemering, University of GeorgiaCareer Profile: Cliff Lippard, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental RelationsSECTION I: STATE POWERChapter 2: Which Government Do You Trust the Most: Federal, State, Local, or None?John Kincaid, Lafayette CollegeCareer Profile: Simonia Brown, New York City, Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental AffairsChapter 3: Local Government Power: The States Give and the States Take AwayWilliam Blomquist, IUPUICareer Profile: Laura Meadows, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of GeorgiaChapter 4: The State Legislative Politics of PreemptionJaclyn Bunch, University of South AlabamaCareer Profile: Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Ancel GlinkChapter 5: The Scope of State Preemption and the Ghost of Judge DillonDavid Swindell, Arizona State University,Carl Stenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJames Svara, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCareer Profile: John Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore County, MarylandChapter 6: Diffusion Quarantine: The Use of State Preemption to Prevent the Spread of InnovationsDaniel J. Mallinson, Penn State HarrisburgCareer Profile: Scott Jensen, Department of Labor and Training, State of Rhode IslandChapter 7: How Much Can Local Governments Do? Evidence from Variation across the StatesAgustin Leon-Moreta, University of New MexicoVittoria Totaro, University of New MexicoCareer Profile: Courtney Long, Iowa State University ExtensionSECTION II: CONFLICT IN STATE-LOCAL RELATIONSChapter 8: When States Intervene—or Don’t: Local Fiscal Distress, Municipal Takeovers, and the Complexities of Local ControlAshley Nickels, Kent State University Shilpa Viswanath, University of Wisconsin - La CrosseHannah Lebovits, Cleveland State UniversityCareer Profile: Jamie Benning, Iowa State University Extension and OutreachChapter 9: State Laws and Local Sanctuaries Russell L. Hanson, Indiana UniversityErica Coe, Indiana UniversityCareer Profile: Katharine Czarnecki, Michigan Economic Development CorporationChapter 10: Franchising the Regulation of FrackingBrian K. Collins, University of North TexasCareer Profile: John Tennert, Regional Flood Control District, Clarke County, NevadaSECTION III: COOPERATION IN STATE-LOCAL RELATIONSChapter 11: Does State Spending Promote Local Government Sustainability Policies?Jayce L. Farmer, University of Nevada, Las VegasCareer Profile: James Leiman, North Dakota Department of CommerceChapter 12: Do States Enable Local Government Transparency?Jie Tao, University of North TexasBrian K. Collins, University of North TexasCareer Profile: Jennifer Groce, Northern Illinois UniversityChapter 13: State Marijuana Legalization and the Local ResponseRussell L. Hanson, Indiana UniversityEric S. Zeemering, University of GeorgiaCareer Profile: Jessica Neuwirth, Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentChapter 14: Not State, Not Local: Regional Intergovernmental OrganizationsJay Rickabaugh, Appalachian State UniversityGeorge W. Dougherty, Jr., University of PittsburghCareer Profile: Grace Gallucci, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating AgencyChapter 15: Balancing Local and Regional InterestsThomas Skuzinski, Virginia Polytechnic University
Chapter 16: State–Local Relations and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cali Curley, University of Miami
Peter Stanley Federman, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Eric S. Zeemering, University of Georgia
Career Profile: Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, DeKalb County, Georgia, Board of Health
The book effectively tackles state–local intergovernmental relations and management, which can be best described as multi-dimensional and unique to individual states and localities. As one of the few volumes exclusively dedicated to state–local relations, it is particularly helpful in the sense of introducing the reader to the contours of state–local relations as well as explicating why those relationships matter—for the reader and for citizens in general.