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Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

(American and Comparative Environmental Policy)

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An analysis of the political consequences of special district governance in drinking water management that offers new insights into the influence of political structures on local policymaking.

More than ever, Americans rely on independent special districts to provide public services. The special district--which can be as small as a low-budget mosquito abatement district or
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Mit Press (first published 2009)
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Special districts have grown considerably in the past forty years, outpacing the total number of general-purpose local governments combined. Throughout the nation, these districts have a remarkable role in controlling, allocating, and conserving public resources, including water.

Mullin offers one of the first national-level considerations of water governance districts and fragmentation, with a focus on urban water systems. While the book can sometimes feel like it redirects before it gets into t
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