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Politics in States and Communities

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780130206800

ISBN10:
0130206806
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/1/1999
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL

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Summary

For courses in State, Local, and State and Local Government and Urban Politics.This best selling text explores political conflict in American states and communities. It compares the public policy and government management strategies of state and local governments with a focus on the sources and nature of conflict. The book's coverage demonstrates using a clear, accessible approach how American states and communities play an important role in the political life of the nation.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Politics in States and Communities
1(24)
A Political Approach to States and Communities
2(1)
The Comparative Study to States and Communities
2(5)
Race and Ethnicity
7(3)
The Politics of Immigration
10(2)
Liberalism and Conservatism in the States
12(3)
Policy Responsibilities of States and Communities
15(3)
``States,'' ``Districts,'' and ``Territories''
18(7)
Democracy and Constitutionalism in the States
25(28)
Constitutional Government in the States
26(3)
State Constitutions: An Overview
29(5)
Constitutional Change in the States
34(4)
Democracy in the States
38(2)
Direct versus Representative Democracy
40(3)
The Politics of State Initiatives
43(10)
States, Communities, and American Federalism
53(35)
What Is Federalism?
54(1)
Why Federalism?
54(2)
Federalism's Faults
56(2)
The Structure of American Federalism
58(6)
Battles in the States over Constitutional Amendments
64(2)
How Money Shifted Power to Washington
66(7)
The Politics of Grants-in-Aid
73(2)
Federalism: Variations on the Theme
75(4)
Coercive Federalism: Preemptions and Mandates
79(2)
Devolution: Can Federalism Be Revived?
81(2)
Interstate Relations---Horizontal Federalism
83(5)
Participation in State Politics
88(36)
The Nature of Political Participation
89(1)
Explaining Voter Turnout
89(3)
Voting in the States
92(5)
Securing the Right to Vote
97(2)
Eighteen-Year-Old Voting
99(1)
Minorities in State Politics
100(4)
Women in State Politics
104(1)
Young and Old in State Politics
105(1)
Interest Groups in State Politics
106(4)
Functions and Tactics of Interest Groups
110(3)
Comparing Interest Group Power in the States
113(4)
Protest as Political Participation
117(7)
Parties and Campaigns in The States
124(32)
American Political Parties in Disarray
125(2)
Parties and Primaries
127(5)
State Party Organizations and Activists
132(4)
Republican and Democratic Party Fortunes in the States
136(2)
Party Competition in the States
138(3)
The Policy Effects of Party Competition
141(2)
Professional Media Campagins
143(4)
Money in State Politics
147(9)
Legislators in State Politics
156(43)
Functions of State Legislatures
157(1)
The Making of a State Legislator
158(3)
Minorities and Women in State Legislatures
161(4)
Getting to the State Capitol
165(2)
The Great Incumbency Machine
167(1)
The Unpopularity of State Legislatures
168(2)
Legislative Apportionment and Districting
170(5)
Legislative Organization and Procedure
175(4)
Legislative Committees
179(3)
Legislative Institutionalization
182(4)
Leadership and Role-Playing in Legislatures
186(2)
Party Politics in State Legislatures
188(3)
Are Legislators Responsible Policy Makers
191(2)
Lobbying in State Legislatures
193(6)
Governors in State Politics
199(28)
The Many Roles of a Governor
200(2)
The Making of a Governor
202(2)
Gubernatorial Politics
204(4)
Executive Power in State Government
208(6)
The Governor's Legislative Powers
214(3)
Divided Government: Governor versus the Legislature
217(2)
Impeachments and Investigations
219(1)
The Governor as Political Leader
220(3)
Other Executive Offices
223(4)
Bureaucratic Politics in States and Communities
227(31)
Government and Bureaucracy
228(1)
Sources of Bureaucratic Power
228(2)
The Growth of Bureaucratic Power
230(1)
State Bureaucracies
230(4)
Bureaucracy, Democracy and Responsiveness
234(6)
The Power of Public Employee Unions
240(3)
Reform, Privatization, and ``Reinventing Government''
243(5)
The Budgetary Process
248(3)
The Politics of Budgeting
251(7)
Courts, Crime, and Correctional Policy
258(38)
Politics and the Judicial Process
259(1)
The Lawyering of America
260(2)
The New Judicial Federalism
262(2)
The Structure of Court Systems
264(2)
The Making of a Judge
266(3)
Judicial Decision Making
269(2)
Crime in the States
271(3)
The War on Drugs
274(4)
Federalism and Law Enforcement
278(1)
Police Protection in the States
279(1)
Police and Law Enforcement
280(3)
The Politics of Prosecution
283(2)
State Prisons and Correctional Policies
285(4)
The Death Penalty
289(7)
Community Political Systems
296(29)
Communities as Settings for Politics
297(2)
Eighty-Six Thousand Governments
299(1)
County Governments: Rural and Urban
300(8)
Cities as ``Municipal Corporations''
308(3)
Forms of City Government
311(4)
Types of Cities and Forms of Government
315(2)
Nonpartisan Elections
317(3)
At-Large and District Elections
320(5)
Participation in Community Politics
325(35)
Citizen Participation
326(3)
Parties in Big-City Politics
329(1)
Old-Style Machine Politics
330(1)
Reformers and Do-Gooders
331(7)
The Recruitment of City Council Members
338(4)
Council Members: Responsible Policy Makers?
342(2)
City Managers in Municipal Politics
344(3)
Mayors in City Politics
347(2)
Minorities and Women in Local Politics
349(3)
Interest Groups in Community Politics
352(8)
Metropolitics: Conflict in the Metropolis
360(28)
The Metropolis: Setting for Conflict
361(4)
Cities versus Suburbs
365(5)
The Concentration of Social Problems in the Inner City
370(2)
Suburban ``Sprawl''
372(2)
The Case for Metropolitan Consolidation
374(2)
The Case for ``Fragmented'' Government
376(1)
Metropolitan Government as Marketplace
377(1)
Metropolitan Government ``Solutions''
378(3)
The Politics of Metropolitan Consolidation
381(7)
Community Power and Land Use Control
388(35)
Models of Community Power
389(3)
Elitism in America Communities
392(3)
Economic Power in Communities
395(2)
Political Power in Communities
397(3)
Planning and Zoning: Instruments of Government Control
400(5)
Planning Practices
405(1)
No-Growth Politics
406(2)
Housing and Community Development Policy
408(4)
Transportation Policy
412(11)
Politics and Civil Rights
423(33)
From Protest to Power
424(1)
The Struggle Against Segregation
425(2)
State Resistance to Desegregation
427(2)
Busing and Racial Balancing in Schools
429(2)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
431(3)
Affirmative Action Battles
434(6)
Hispanic Power
440(3)
Native Americans and Tribal Government
443(3)
Americans with Disabilities
446(1)
Gender Equality
447(2)
Battles over Abortion
449(7)
The Politics of Education
456(32)
Goals in Educational Policy
457(1)
Educational Performance Measurement
458(2)
Educational Reform
460(4)
``Reinventing'' Education
464(3)
The Limited Federal Role in Education
467(2)
Organizing Public Education in the States
469(2)
Battles over School Finances
471(2)
Governing Local Schools
473(1)
The School District Superintendents
474(1)
School Boards: Responsible Policy Makers?
475(2)
The Politics of Higher Education
477(4)
Reading, Writing, and Religion
481(7)
The Politics of Poverty, Welfare, and Health
488(18)
Poverty in America
489(1)
Who Are the Poor?
490(3)
Inequality in America
493(1)
An Overview of Welfare Policy
494(2)
Moving Toward Welfare Reform
496(2)
Health Care Policy
498(3)
Politics and Health Care Reform
501(5)
The Politics of Financing and Taxation
506(21)
An Overview of Government Finances
507(1)
Types of Taxes and Tax Politics
507(5)
Explaining State Tax Systems
512(2)
Revolting Against Taxes
514(2)
Explaining Tax Revolts
516(1)
City Fiscal Stress and Cutback Management
517(3)
When Ends Don't Meet: State and Local Debt
520(2)
When a City Goes Bust
522(5)
Photo Credits 527(2)
Index 529


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