The American System: A New View of Government in the United States (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 1966 - Political Science - 404 pages
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Contents

The American System as a Single Mechanism
3
II Government by Chaos and Cooperation
7
III The Meaning of Sharing
10
IV An Overview of Principal Theme
12
The Perspective of History
17
I Questions without Answers before 1787
18
17871800
19
18001913
25
Local Mobilization of PublicPrivate Influence
231
The Public Role of Private Groups
242
III The Strength of the Mobilized PublicPrivate Front
245
IV Alliances with National Interest Groups
248
Patterns of Local Influence
249
American Parties and the American System
254
I The Basic Sharing in Legislation
255
II Legislative Involvement in the Administrative Process
260

191348
41
The Past as a Point of Vantage
56
Basic Patterns of the Sharing System
60
The Functional Associates
71
The Regulatory Agencies
75
The Mixture of Laws
80
Sharing of Functions The National Police System
89
I Background for Police Cooperation
93
II Local Dependence on National Services
102
III Local Aid to National Police Agencies
108
IV The System in Operation
110
V Strains in the System
115
VI Conclusion
121
Sharing of Functions The National Recreation System
125
II The Chaos of Responsibility
127
III The Sharing of Recreation Functions
136
IV Reciprocal Grants of Services
143
V The Role of Professional Organizations
146
Some Additional Characteristics of the Marble Cake
149
The Bundle of Governmental Services
156
II Arizona Cotton Town
157
III Arkansas Small Town in the Year of Little Rock
171
IV Variations in State and Federal Impact on the Local Scene
180
Local Is as Local Does
190
II Which Government Is Closest to the People?
198
Local Strength in the American System Patterns of Representation
212
II Issues of National Representation
220
III Representation by Groups of Officials
224
IV Local Organization of Influence
226
III The Administrator as Politician
270
IV The Multiple Crack
274
V Diverse Functions and the Distinction Between Function and Cause
276
VI American Antiparties
284
Sharing and the Disadvantaged The Changing Status of the Negroes
290
II The Negro Problem and Federalism
292
III Varieties of Discrimination and Integration
298
IV Forces Encouraging Change
301
V Understanding the Federal Policy of Restraint
305
Centralization and Decentralization The Failure to Unwind the System
307
II Decentralization via Strengthening State Governments
316
III Proposals for Isolating Local Functions
320
IV Conclusion
326
Outdoor Recreation and the American System
334
II Perspective for Recommendations
336
III Recommendations
339
The Farmer Committee System and Rural Government
351
StateCity Fiscal Relations and the Sharing Approach
359
I The New Trend in Taxation
360
II The Underlying Argument
362
III The Wider View
364
IV The Role of the Federal Government
367
The Future of the American System
371
The Present Situation of American Federalism
379
The Virtues of the System
383
IV Goals for the System of Sharing
384
Index
392
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