By Edward M. Meyers
Regardless of frequent contract that the District of Columbia's political approach has collapsed, there's a severe loss of considerate proposals addressing the political way forward for the nation's capital. during this ebook, Edward M. Meyers examines the critiques of typical americans approximately Washington, D.C., with a view to know how many american citizens are inclined to strategy the query of what reforms are needed.
Meyers first explores the political, fiscal, and social stipulations of the District, offering an educated context for knowing and comparing its political recommendations. offering the result of in-depth qualitative learn with concentration teams held around the nation, Meyers finds that whatever the individuals' wisdom concerning the District, their ideals in six simple options or schemata―such as appreciate for democratic rights, attitudes approximately race, and aversion to an intrusive federal government―molded their critiques approximately a number of strategies for District self-governance.
The booklet concludes with insights into the District by means of neighborhood and nationwide political leaders, together with OMB Director Alice Rivlin, Jesse Jackson, Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton, Thomas Davis, and James Walsh, and Marion Barry.
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