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J. Edwin Benton

J. Edwin Benton

Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of South Florida
J. Edwin Benton has written extensively about county government, state-local relations, urban government and politics, intergovernmental fiscal behavior and city-county consolidation. His articles have appeared in journals such as Public Administration Review, Social Science Quarterly and Urban Affairs Review, among others

Benton has also written book chapters in numerous edited volumes and is the author or co-author of nearly 40 technical/grant reports/white papers for state and local governments, local government associations and non-profit organizations.

What happens to rural and small-town Trump voters after Trump is gone?

Apr 01, 2019 17:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

If one word can capture the sentiment of rural and small-town dwellers in recent years, it is resentment. I am a scholar who studies politics at the state and local level. Residents of rural and small-town communities...

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