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Federalism and Regional Development is the resuit of the first German-American geography seminar, held at the University of Texas in September 1979. The chapters deal with the impact of geographic policy planning by various governmental agencies in both the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States, two countries with federal systems of government. Although various bureaucratic offices at the federal, state, county, and city levels became involved in spatial planning in both countries, no overall coordination of development planning existed. The contributors to this volume offer many theoretical and empirical perspectives on the evolution of federal policies and programs and their impact on geographic planning activities at all levels of government. The topics covered range from actual regional case studies in both countries to the framework of the agencies concerned with spatial planning. Numerous maps and tables document the data resources of the contributors and yield useful insights on the workings of the federal system.
|Publication date:||9th January 2014|
|Author:||George W. Hoffman|
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
George W. Hoffman (1914-1990) was Professor of Geography at the University of Texas at Austin and former chairman of the AAG Committee on International Cooperation. The project director for the German-American seminar from which this book developed, he wrote numerous books, scholarly articles, and government reports in political and economic geography.More About George W. Hoffman