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Leaps and Bounds

15 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2010  

Nestor M. Davidson

Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: February 25, 2010


Gerald Frug and David Barron’s City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation is a compelling examination of the hidden legal architecture that shapes urban governance. This Review, after outlining Frug and Barron’s claims about the mottled landscape of state empowerment and disempowerment of local governments, argues that some local governments struggle to change that state-created framework, forging partnerships, finding alternative sources of authority, and bending existing tools to new tasks - entrepreneurial leaps in the face of state bounds.

Keywords: federalism, localism

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Davidson, Nestor M., Leaps and Bounds (February 25, 2010). Michigan Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 957, 2010; U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-6. Available at SSRN:

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