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Does Local Government Matter?How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement$
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Elaine B. Sharp

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677085

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.001.0001

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City Government, Economic Development Incentives, and Business Influence

City Government, Economic Development Incentives, and Business Influence

(p.115) 4 City Government, Economic Development Incentives, and Business Influence
Does Local Government Matter?

Elaine B. Sharp

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter begins with discussions of the emergence of local government controls on economic development incentives for businesses, and the extent to which they have become prevalent in the United States. It then considers whether the adoption of targeted and accountable subsidy policies is constrained by the scope of business influence in communities. Finally, it tests the version of policy-centered theory that most closely parallels the work of contemporary policy-centered theorists on means-tested versus universal social policies by examining whether the adoption of controls on development incentives affects business influence and business participation in community affairs.

Keywords:   business subsidies, policy-centered theory, local government, economic development, civic engagement, community affairs

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