Resurgence of Regionalism

Archive Report

New Interest in Regional Affairs

Carter's Pldge to Aid States and Localities

Regionalism is a word that Americans will hear a lot more about in the months ahead. Regionalism means different things to different people. To some, it suggests a broad expanse of the country, like the South, and perhaps connotes loyalty to the region. To others, it concerns metropolitan areas, such as that surrounding New York City. Still others apply the word to a figure of speech that is peculiar to a region or area. Or it can refer to a system of government for a region.

The main reason that regionalism is a subject of increasing attention in the United States in the late 1970s is that Jimmy Carter has become President. Carter is the ...

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