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Race Rules: Electoral Politics in New Orleans, 1965-2006

by Baodong Liu & James M. Vanderleeuw Lexington Books (October 15, 2007)

Race Rules examines electoral politics over forty years, up to the present day. Liu and Vanderleeuw show that an understanding of New Orleans politics must start with the city's racial composition and must be...


Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy

by Thomas J. Vicino Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

In fear of becoming havens for illegal immigrants, numerous local communities adopted and implemented their own immigration laws during the 2000s. Suburban Crossroads chronicles the debates and policy responses...


Local Governments in Multilevel Governance

by Robert Agranoff Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

Local governments serve their communities in many diversified ways as they increasingly engage in multiple connections: international, regional, regional-local, with nongovernmental organizations and through...


Participation and Empowerment at the Grassroots: Chinese Village Elections in Perspective

by Gunter Schubert & Anna L. Ahlers Lexington Books (May 16, 2012)

This monograph ties in the scholarly debate on Chinese village elections and their consequences for China’s political system. By critically assessing the recent literature on village elections and drawing...


The Politics of Local Government

by Barry E. Truchil Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Combining scholarly literature with elected experience at the local governmental level, Barry E. Truchil addresses the inner workings and politics of local government in small town and suburban settings in The...


The Consequences of Governance Fragmentation

by Michael R. Ford Lexington Books (September 06, 2017)

This book explains the impacts of Milwaukee’s voucher policy on enrollment and financial health of Milwaukee Public Schools, academic achievement in the city, and ways in which it challenges traditional notions...


The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big-Time Corruption in a Small Town

by Thom Reilly Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

In the late 2000s, the small southern California town of Bell erupted in a scandal that revealed a truly astonishing level of municipal corruption—one prosecutor called it “corruption on steroids.” The...