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By J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, Zachary Callen

Neighborhood govt is the hidden leviathan of yank politics: it debts for almost a 10th of gross household product, it collects approximately as a lot in taxes because the federal govt, and its judgements have an immense effect on Americans' day-by-day lives. but political scientists have few motives for a way humans vote in neighborhood elections, quite within the smaller towns, cities, and suburbs the place so much americans stay. Drawing on a large choice of information assets and case stories, this ebook bargains the 1st accomplished research of electoral politics in America's municipalities.

Arguing that present causes of vote casting habit are ailing fitted to such a lot neighborhood contests, Eric Oliver places ahead a brand new conception that highlights the the most important adjustments among neighborhood, country, and nationwide democracies. Being small in measurement, restricted in strength, and principally impartial in dispensing their assets, neighborhood governments are "managerial democracies" with a unique form of electoral politics. rather than hinging at the partisanship, ideology, and staff appeals that outline nationwide and kingdom elections, neighborhood elections are in keeping with the custodial functionality of civic-oriented leaders and on their own connections to citizens with equally deep group ties. Explaining not just the dynamics of neighborhood elections, Oliver's findings additionally upend many long-held assumptions approximately neighborhood strength and native governance, together with the significance of voter turnout and the chances for grassroots political swap.

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