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The Politics of Federal Block Grants: From Nixon to Reagan
Timothy J. Conlan analyzes the differences in block grant politics under Presidents Nixon and Reagan. He concludes that while block grants in the 1970s were shaped mainly by the politics of individual policy arenas, during the Reagan administration grant consolidation politics have become more polarized and partisan in nature.

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