Critical Public Policy Issues

Since the 1980s and the advent of the "new federalism," each state within the United States has had to take on new responsibilities mandated by the federal government, or relegated to the states by federal courts and administrative policy. It is widely presumed that as each state tries its own experiments with taxes, legislation and enforcement, and public services, better solutions will emerge in some that could then be adopted by others. But this presumption depends on the political character and leadership of each state, and the resources that each state can bring to bear. As the contents and contributors for the inaugural volume indicate, Professor Rich intends to draw on expertise from the faculty throughout the University of Illinois. One of the purposes of the series will be to showcase that expertise.

This series is closed.