The declining state of our nation's cities has been, and continues to be, a frequent source of news and fodder for political debate. Unemployment, urban blight, crime, and economic dislocation are just a few of the inner-city's afflictions which occupy the American mind. A multitude of theories have been advanced in order to explain the persistence of urban deterioration, accompanied by an array of governmental attempts to reverse, or at least stem, the trend of inner-city decay.
Patrick J. Skelley II,
Enterprise Zones in the Courts: Legal Challenges to State Economic Redevelopment Legislation,
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