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Home Rule or House Rule? : Congress and the Erosion of Local Governance in the District of Columbia - Michael K. Fauntroy

Home Rule or House Rule?

Congress and the Erosion of Local Governance in the District of Columbia

Hardcover Published: 28th October 2003
ISBN: 9780761827139
Number Of Pages: 254

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Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution of the United States grants Congress complete authority over the seat of government, the District of Columbia. This clause creates an infirmity that renders the residents of the District without the same measure of democracy enjoyed by Americans in the states. Various remedies have been attempted, none of which put the residents of the District on par with their fellow Americans. This book presents a political analysis of the relationship between Congress and the local government of Washington, D.C. It examines the influence of suburban members of Congress on District affairs, the fiscal crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, governmental inefficiency, and the Control Board.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Evolution of Democracy in the District of Columbiap. 23
Role of Partisanship in Congressional Interventionp. 65
Suburban Influence on District Affairsp. 101
Changing Governmental Problems Facing the District, the Responses of Elected Officials, and the Resulting Fiscal Crisisp. 129
Control Board as Response to Fiscal Crisisp. 167
Summary and Conclusionsp. 195
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 235
About the Authorp. 243
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ISBN: 9780761827139
ISBN-10: 0761827137
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 28th October 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.43