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date: 28 March 2020

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This chapter reviews research on relations between state and local governments. The authors focus on the different types of local governmental units and their relationship to the state, decentralization and local autonomy, and state oversight and funding in policy implementation. The authors summarize the strengths and weaknesses of research on state–local relationships and offer suggestions for future research questions.

Keywords: state government, local government, relations, decentralization, autonomy, funding, policy implementation

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