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The State’s Victory Over Defiant Municipalities

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This final chapter describes and analyzes the gradual victory of state centralization over recurrent municipal claims of authority over the commissaires de police. It takes as its central example the ... More


From the Ballot Box to Better Results: Cross-Sector Accountability in the San Francisco Children’s Movement

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses how the Coleman Advocates, a civil society organization that is not a mass membership group, helped in making the San Francisco children's movement successful and also played a ... More


Tax Revolts

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter looks at the tax revolt of the late 1970s, in which states imposed statutory or constitutional restrictions on property taxes, leaving lasting scars on municipal budgets, particularly ... More


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