This book examines a host of issues surrounding local government and autonomy. Outlining the last 200 years of city government development provides important insights that could benefit contemporary federations that suffer from a 'democratic deficit'.
Outlines the development and importance of the role of city/local government over the last two centuries.
Provides insight on important issues in not only constitutional political economy but also in political science and urban studies.
Demonstrates important lessons that also apply to the United States and the expanding European Union today.