Vanderbilt Law Review

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The book is divided into three major parts. Included in each of these parts are articles written by men who have studied these issues at length. Part I, "The People and Their State Government," deals with issues regarding an individuals relationship to his state--his protections against and his control over governing authorities. The second part, "The Representatives of the People," concerns itself with the established structure of state government and its effect on the quality of local leadership there under. Part III, entitled "The Powers of the State," explores the powers which are given and those denied to the state legislatures with particular emphasis on local government,taxation, and finance. The multiple problems created by these limited powers are also discussed. In each of these articles the authors attempt to present to the reader a comparative study of the weaknesses and strong points evident in the governmental structure of the states and also to tender some ideas for improving those weaknesses.