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Politics in States and Communities

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Summary

This best-seller stands apart from others of its kind by its comparative approach, patient explanation, concern with policy, and ability to stimulate readers'interest. In a clear, accessible style, the authors demonstrate the important role that American states and communities play in the political life of the nation. Focuses on the sources and nature of conflict in states and communities, along with the structures and processes designed to manage conflict. Includes updates and new topics throughout, with refocused organization; discusses timely issues such as New York City's response to terrorism and the 2000 presidential race. Examines the background and career of prominent political figures. Illustrates a wide variety of current political conflicts, covering issues such as the drinking age and the right to bear arms. Includes informative and entertaining discussion on various aspects of American states and communities such as state birds, nicknames, and ratings for the "most livable" states. provides end-of-chapter "On the Web" sections that direct students to links and additional information on the Internet. For anyone interested in learning more about the American political process.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Politics in States and Communities
1(30)
A Political Approach to States and Communities
2(1)
The Comparative Study of States and Communities
2(5)
Rankings of the States: Population Size and Projected Growth Rate, 2000--2030
7(1)
Rankings of the States: Income and Education
8(1)
Race and Ethnicity
9(1)
Rankings of the States: Hispanic and African American Populations
10(2)
The Politics of Immigration
12(2)
Liberalism and Conservatism in the States
14(1)
Rankings of the States: State Policy Liberalism
15(4)
Up Close: Religion and Politics: The Culture Wars Intensify
19(1)
Policy Responsibilities of States and Communities
20(3)
People in Politics: New York City's Mayor Rudy Giuliani Takes Charge at Ground Zero
23(1)
``States,'' ``Districts,'' and ``Territories''
24(3)
Did You Know? How the American States Got Their Names
27(1)
On the Web
28(3)
Democracy and Constitutionalism in the States
31(30)
Constitutional Government in the States
32(3)
State Constitutions: An Overview
35(3)
Up Close: State Constitutions and the Right to Bear Arms
38(2)
Constitutional Change in the States
40(5)
Democracy in the States
45(2)
Direct Versus Representative Democracy
47(1)
People in Politics: The California Recall: Arnold! Becomes the New Governor
48(2)
The Politics of State Initiatives
50(6)
What Do You Think? Are Term Limits a Good Idea?
56(2)
Did You Know? Nicknames of the States
58(1)
On the Web
59(2)
States, Communities, and American Federalism
61(40)
What Is Federalism?
62(1)
Why Federalism?
62(2)
Federalism's Faults
64(1)
Up Close: Hurricane Katrina Relief Difficulties: Laying the Blame on Federalism
65(2)
The Structure of American Federalism
67(4)
Up Close: Federalizing Crime
71(2)
Battles in the States over Constitutional Amendments
73(3)
What Do You Think? Will Three More Legislatures Ratify the ERA?
76(2)
How Money Shifted Power to Washington
78(2)
Up Close: Historic Landmarks in the Development of American Federalism
80(2)
Up Close: Federalism and the Drinking Age
82(2)
Rankings of the States: Reliance on Federal Aid
84(1)
The Politics of Grants-in-Aid
85(1)
Up Close: Which Government Does the Best Job?
86(1)
Federalism: Variations on the Theme
87(3)
Coercive Federalism: Preemptions and Mandates
90(3)
Congress and Devolution
93(1)
The Supreme Court and the Revival of Federalism
94(2)
Interstate Relations, Horizontal Federalism
96(1)
Did You Know? What Are the ``Most Livable'' States?
97(1)
On the Web
98(3)
Participation in State Politics
101(44)
The Nature of Political Participation
102(1)
Explaining Voter Turnout
103(1)
Up Close: Getting into Politics
104(4)
Rankings of the States: Voter Turnout Rate
108(7)
Race, Ethnicity, and Political Participation
115(1)
Securing the Right to Vote
116(3)
New Forms of Participation: Digital Democracy?
119(1)
People in Politics: ``On-Liners'' Use Web to Get Involved in Politics
120(1)
Minorities in State Politics
121(3)
Women in State Politics
124(2)
Young and Old in State Politics
126(1)
Interest Groups in State Politics
127(5)
Functions and Tactics of Interest Groups
132(3)
Comparing Interest Group Power in the States
135(3)
Protest as Political Participation
138(3)
On the Web
141(4)
Parties and Campaigns in the States
145(39)
American Political Parties: In Disarray or Experiencing a Rebirth?
146(5)
Parties and Primaries
151(3)
State Party Organizations and Activists
154(2)
Up Close: Texas Party Organizations
156(2)
People in Politics: Two Powerful Women, Two Different Paths to Becoming State Party Chair: Florida's Democratic and Republican Parties Have Women at the Helm
158(1)
Republican and Democratic Party Fortunes in the States
159(3)
Divided Party Government in the States
162(1)
Party Competition within the States
162(2)
The Policy Effects of Party Competition
164(3)
Professional Media Campaigns
167(2)
Did You Know? Today's ``High-Tech'' Campaigns Have a Vocabulary All Their Own
169(5)
Money in State Politics
174(4)
State Campaign Finance Reform
178(2)
On the Web
180(4)
Legislators in State Politics
184(44)
Functions of State Legislatures
185(1)
The Making of a State Legislator
186(3)
Minorities and Women in State Legislatures
189(1)
Rankings of the States: African Americans, Hispanics, and Women in State Legislatures
190(4)
Getting to the State Capitol
194(1)
People in Politics: California State Senator Abel Maldonado: His Roots Are Key to Understanding His Policy Priorities
194(3)
The Great Incumbency Machine
197(1)
Legislative Apportionment and Districting
198(3)
Up Close: The Original Gerrymander
201(3)
Legislative Organization and Procedure
204(3)
Up Close: Informal Rules of the Game
207(2)
Legislative Institutionalization
209(3)
Legislative Committees
212(2)
Leadership and Role-Playing in Legislatures
214(2)
Party Politics in State Legislatures
216(2)
The Growing Role of the Media in the Legislative Process
218(1)
Lobbying in State Legislatures
219(3)
State Legislatures: A Critical Assessment
222(2)
On the Web
224(4)
Governors in State Politics
228(40)
The Many Roles of a Governor
229(2)
The Making of a Governor
231(1)
People in Politics: Hey, Jeb: So What's It Like When You're the Governor, Your Brother Is the President, and Your Dad Was the President?
232(6)
Gubernatorial Politics
238(5)
Executive Power in State Government
243(6)
The Governor's Legislative Powers
249(3)
Up Close: Governors Tell It Like It Is (In Their State)
252(1)
Divided Government: Governor versus the Legislature
253(1)
Impeachments, Investigations, and Recalls
254(1)
The Governor as Political Leader
255(5)
Putting It All Together: Where Are Governors the Most Powerful?
260(1)
Rankings of the States: Combined Powers: Formal (Institutional) + Informal (Personal) Powers
261(1)
Other Executive Offices
262(2)
Did You Know? How Many Governors Later Became President?
264(1)
On the Web
265(3)
Bureaucratic Politics in States and Communities
268(37)
Government and Bureaucracy
269(1)
Sources of Bureaucratic Power
270(1)
The Growth of Bureaucratic Power
271(1)
State Bureaucracies
272(5)
Rankings of the States: Government Spending and Employment
277(1)
Bureaucracy, Democracy, Representativeness, and Responsiveness
278(2)
Up Close: Firing a Public Employee
280(1)
Up Close: ``Me, a Bureaucrat?'' Aging Workforce Means More Government Jobs for Younger Workers
281(2)
The Power of Public Employee Unions
283(3)
State Regulatory Policy
286(2)
Reform, Privatization, and ``Reinventing Government''
288(4)
Conditions for Success
292(3)
The Budgetary Process
295(1)
Up Close: Grading the States: A Management Report Card
296(3)
Up Close: How to Win at the Budget Game
299(1)
The Politics of Budgeting
300(3)
On the Web
303(2)
Courts, Crime, and Correctional Policy
305(44)
Politics and the Judicial Process
306(2)
The Lawyering of America
308(2)
Judicial Federalism
310(2)
Up Close: The Right to Die v. The Right to Live: Who Decides? The Terri Schiavo Case
312(2)
The Structure of Court Systems
314(4)
The Making of a Judge
318(5)
The Judicial Selection Controversy
323(1)
Judicial Decision Making
324(2)
Crime in the States
326(2)
Rankings of the States: Crime and Law Enforcement
328(2)
Police Protection in the States
330(1)
Police and Law Enforcement
331(3)
The Politics of Prosecution
334(2)
State Prisons and Correctional Policies
336(5)
The Death Penalty
341(1)
Up Close: Can Punishment Deter Crime?
342(3)
Did You Know? America's Most Crime-Ridden Big Cities
345(1)
On the Web
346(3)
Governing America's Communities
349(40)
Communities Served by a Wide Variety of Local Governments
350(4)
Eighty-Eight Thousand Governments
354(2)
County Governments: Rural and Urban
356(1)
Rankings of the States: Local Governments
357(9)
Cities as ``Municipal Corporations''
366(3)
Forms of City Government
369(4)
Types of Cities and Forms of Government
373(2)
People in Politics: Doug Wilder, Charter Change Leader: From Governor to Mayor
375(1)
Nonpartisan Elections
376(3)
Local Election Systems: At-Large, District, and Combination
379(5)
Did You Know? Growing Diversity in Metropolitan Areas
384(2)
On the Web
386(3)
Participation in Community Politics
389(48)
Citizen Participation
390(3)
Up Close: Broadcast Television Coverage of Local Elections Is Limited
393(4)
Parties in Big-City Politics
397(2)
Old-Style Machine Politics
399(2)
Reformers and Do-Gooders
401(1)
People in Politics: The Daleys of Chicago
402(4)
New Connections with Citizens
406(1)
Up Close: Political Corruption
407(3)
Recruiting City Council Members
410(4)
Council Members: Responsible Policymakers?
414(1)
City Managers in Municipal Politics
415(3)
Mayors in City Politics
418(3)
Minorities and Women in Local Politics
421(1)
People in Politics: Against All Odds: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
422(5)
Interest Groups in Community Politics
427(4)
Did You Know? Salaries of Public Officials
431(1)
On The Web
432(5)
Metropolitics: Conflict in the Metropolis
437(35)
The Metropolis: Setting for Conflict
438(3)
Rankings of the States: Metropolitanization in the States
441(2)
Cities versus Suburbs
443(3)
The Concentration of Social Problems in the Inner City
446(3)
A Rebirth of Big Cities in the 21st Century?
449(1)
Suburban ``Sprawl''
450(3)
Consolidation or Fragmentation?
453(1)
The Case for Metropolitan Consolidation
453(2)
The Case for ``Fragmented'' Government
455(2)
Metropolitan Government as Marketplace
457(1)
Managing Metropolitan Areas
458(4)
Ranking of the States: Special District Governments in the States
462(2)
The Politics of Metropolitan Consolidation
464(3)
Did You Know? America's 10 Most Livable Metropolitan Areas
467(1)
On the Web
468(4)
Community Power and Land Use Control
472(39)
Land Use, Economics, and Community Politics Intertwined
473(1)
Models of Community Power
473(3)
Elitism in American Communities
476(2)
Economic Elites in Communities
478(1)
Political Elites in Communities
479(4)
Planning and Zoning
483(4)
Innovative Planning Practices: More Discretionary
487(3)
Constitutional Concerns---The Takings Clause
490(3)
Housing Policy
493(1)
Rankings of the States: Homeownership
494(6)
Community Development and Revitalization Policy
500(4)
Did You Know? The Nation's Biggest Landowner
504(1)
On the Web
505(6)
The Politics of Taxation and Finance
511(21)
An Overview of Government Finances
512(1)
Types of Taxes and Tax Politics
513(5)
Explaining State Tax Systems
518(1)
Rankings of the States: Tax Burdens
519(1)
Revolting Against Taxes
520(2)
Explaining Tax Revolts
522(1)
City Fiscal Stress and Cutback Management
523(3)
When Ends Don't Meet: State and Local Debt
526(3)
Did You Know? What Cities Have the Highest Tax Burdens?
529(1)
When a City Goes Bust
530(1)
On the Web
530(2)
Politics and Civil Rights
532(36)
From Protest to Power
533(1)
The Struggle Against Segregation
533(3)
State Resistance to Desegregation
536(2)
Busing and Racial Balancing in Schools
538(2)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
540(1)
People in Politics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
541(2)
Affirmative Action Battles
543(3)
Up Close: ``Diversity'' in Universities
546(1)
Up Close: California Votes to End Racial Preferences
547(1)
Hispanics in America
548(2)
Hispanic Politics
550(1)
Native Americans and Tribal Government
551(4)
Americans with Disabilities
555(1)
Gender Equality
556(1)
Up Close: Sexual Harassment
557(1)
Battles over Abortion
558(3)
Rankings of the States: Abortion Rates
561(2)
Did You Know? America's Cities Are Ideologically Diverse
563(1)
On the Web
564(4)
The Politics of Education
568(34)
Goals in Educational Policy
569(1)
Educational Performance Measurement
570(1)
Rankings of the States: Educational Performance
571(3)
Educational Reform
574(3)
The Debate over School Vouchers
577(1)
The Federal Role in Education
578(2)
No Child Left Behind
580(1)
Organizing Public Education in the States
581(1)
Rankings of the States: Organizing and Financing Public Schools
582(2)
Battles over School Finances
584(1)
Governing Local Schools
585(1)
The School District Superintendents
586(1)
School Boards: Responsible Policymakers?
587(2)
The Politics of Higher Education
589(3)
Up Close: How Valuable Is an Education?
592(2)
Reading, Writing, and Religion
594(4)
Did You Know? The ``Best-Educated'' State Populations
598(1)
On the Web
599(3)
Photo Credits 602(2)
Index 604


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