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State And Local Government

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0618429476
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Pub. Date:
12/23/2004
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text continues to provide the comprehensive and current coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level. The strong policy orientation of the text, as well as its unifying theme of the increased capacity and responsibility of state and local governments have established this text as the standard for this course. Web resources in every chapter foster student interest in state and local politics and policy. An enhanced text-specific web site provides additional resources for instructors and students. Chapter 18, Environmental Policy, covers a broad range of issues to address the tension between economic and environmental interests. Overall revisions address the latest challenges facing the states as they try to overcome budget shortfalls and incorporate federal mandates. Breaking New Ground and Debating Politics boxes facilitate critical thinking and class discussion by presenting policy innovations and controversial issues. Updated coverage of e-government and the Internet explores the impact of technology on government and citizen participation.

Table of Contents

PREFACE xi
Part One: The Context for State and Local Politics and Government
1 New Directions for State and Local Government
1(23)
Studying State and Local Government in the Twenty-First Century
2(3)
The Capacity of States and Localities
5(10)
The People: Designers and Consumers of Government
15(6)
Linking Capacity to Results
21(1)
Chapter Recap
22
Breaking New Ground: Creating an Image
13(11)
2 Federalism and the States
24(31)
The Concept of Federalism
25(3)
The History of U.S. Federalism
28(10)
Models of Federalism
38(3)
Intergovernmental Relations
41(5)
Federal Purse Strings
46(4)
The Future of Federalism
50(3)
Chapter Recap
53
Debating Politics: Decriminalizing Medical Marijuana
52(3)
3 State Constitutions
55(25)
The Evolution of State Constitutions
57(4)
Weaknesses of Constitutions
61(4)
Constitutional Reform
65(6)
Methods for Constitutional Change
71(6)
State Responsiveness and Constitutional Reform
77(1)
Chapter Recap
78
Debating Politics: The Unicameral Legislature
69(11)
4 Citizen Participation and Elections
80(31)
Participation
81(7)
Elections
88(5)
Election-Day Lawmaking
93(8)
Citizen Access to Government
101(5)
Volunteerism as Participation
106(2)
The Effects of Citizen Participation
108(1)
Chapter Recap
109
Debating Politics: Voting: It's Not Just for Old People
86(19)
Breaking New Ground: E-Z Access to Government...and the Ballot Box
105(6)
5 Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns
111(30)
Political Parties
111(10)
Interest Groups
121(9)
Political Campaigns
130(9)
Chapter Recap
139
Debating Politics: Third Parties: Also-Rans or Real Contenders?
119(18)
Breaking New Ground: Rethinking Campaign Finance
137(4)
Part Two: The Institutions of State Government
6 State Legislatures
141(31)
The Essence of Legislatures
142(2)
Legislative Dynamics
144(11)
Legislative Behavior
155(2)
How a Bill Becomes Law
157(3)
Legislative Reform and Capacity
160(5)
Relationship with the Executive Branch
165(5)
Legislatures and Capacity
170(1)
Chapter Recap
170
Debating Politics: Redistricting Politics in Texas: The Democrats Head for the Border
150(3)
Breaking New Ground: Women Legislative Leaders
153(19)
7 Governors
172(35)
The Office of Governor
173(5)
Being Governor: Duties and Responsibilities
178(8)
Formal Powers of the Governor
186(11)
Informal Powers
197(4)
Removal from Office
201(1)
Other Executive Branch Officials
202(3)
The Capability of U.S. Governors
205(1)
Chapter Recap
206
Breaking New Ground: A Vision Shared
185(2)
Debating Politics: What Should the Governor Do?
187(20)
8 Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery
207(36)
Public Employees in State and Local Government:
Who They Are, What They Do
209(3)
Budgeting in State and Local Government
212(8)
Human Resource Management Policy in State and Local Government: From Patronage to Merit
220(10)
The Politics of Bureaucracy
230(3)
Reinventing Government
233(5)
The Quality of Public Administration
238(2)
Chapter Recap
240
Debating Politics: Damned If You Do
211(15)
Debating Politics: Is This Sexual Harassment?
226(11)
Breaking New Ground: Re-engineering Government with Geographic Information Systems
237(6)
9 The Judiciary
243
The Structure of State Court Systems
245(4)
How Judges Are Selected
249(9)
Judicial Decisionmaking
258(6)
New Judicial Federalism
264(2)
Administrative and Organizational Improvements in State Courts
266(4)
Chapter Recap
270
Breaking New Ground: Cyberjuror
260(8)
Debating Politics: Tort Reform
268(4)
Part Three: Local Governments...and the States
10 The Structure of Local Government
272(31)
Orientations to Communities
273(3)
County Government
276(4)
Municipal Government
280(12)
Towns and Townships
292(2)
Special Districts
294(2)
School Districts
296(2)
Communities and Governance
298(2)
Chapter Recap
300
Debating Politics: Running Miami Like a Business
286(2)
Breaking New Ground: Wal-Mart Versus Inglewood: Score 1 for the City
288(15)
11 Local Leadership and Governance
303(25)
Community Power
304(6)
Local Executives
310(8)
Local Legislatures
318(7)
Leadership and Capacity
325(1)
Chapter Recap
326
Debating Politics: Who's Got the Power?
309(7)
Breaking New Ground: Strong Mayor + Strong Manager = Strong City?
316(12)
12 State-Local Relations
328(27)
The Distribution of Authority
330(5)
State-Local Organizations
335(2)
Metropolitics: A New Challenge for State Government
337(10)
States and Urban Policy
347(4)
States and Their Rural Communities
351(1)
The Interaction of State and Local Governments
352(1)
Chapter Recap
353
Debating Politics: Massachusetts Says "Adios" to Its Counties
329(16)
Breaking New Ground: Killington, Vermont, Explores Its Options...in New Hampshire
345(10)
13 State and Local Finance
355(36)
The Principles of Finance
357(3)
Revenues
360(14)
The Political Economy of Taxation
374(6)
Managing Money
380(4)
State and Local Financial Relations
384(4)
State and Local Finance in the 2000's
388(1)
Chapter Recap
389(2)
Part Four: Public Policy in States and Localities
14 Economic Development
391(25)
Regional Differences in Economic Prosperity
392(2)
Approaches to Economic Development
394(2)
The Politics of Economic Development
396(4)
Current Initiatives
400(8)
Persistent Questions in Economic Development
408(3)
The Implications of Economic Development Policy
411(3)
Chapter Recap
414
Breaking New Ground: The Creative Class and Cool Cities
393(6)
Debating Politics: Offshore Outsourcing: Globalization Grabs Some U.S. Jobs
399(17)
15 Education Policy
416(35)
The Crisis in Education
418(6)
Intergovernmental Roles in Education
424(8)
Actors in Education Policy
432(6)
Educational Innovation in the States
438(10)
The Continuing Challenge of Public Education
448(1)
Chapter Recap
449
Breaking New Ground: SAGE Students
435(5)
Debating Politics: Standardized Testing
440(11)
16 Criminal Justice
451(30)
How Much Crime Is There?
453(4)
Intergovernmental Roles in Criminal Justice
457(1)
The Ongoing Challenge of Crime Fighting
458(1)
Actors in Criminal Justice Policy
459(3)
How Policy Participants Interact: Two Policy Areas
462(5)
Correctional Policy
467(5)
Policy Alternatives for States and Localities
472(6)
The Continuing Challenge in Crime and Corrections
478(1)
Chapter Recap
479
Debating Politics: Concealed Weapons Permits...Or, Will There Be Shootouts Over the Last Mustard Packet at Burger King?
456(25)
17 Social Welfare and Health Care Policy
481(25)
The Meaning of Poverty
482(2)
Social Welfare and Ideology
484(2)
Current Social Welfare Policy
486(1)
Types of Social Welfare Programs
487(4)
State Innovations in Social Welfare
491(3)
Turning Welfare Checks into Paychecks
494(4)
Health Care
498(7)
Chapter Recap
505
Breaking New Ground: From Welfare Checks to Paychecks
496(6)
Debating Politics: Prescription Drugs and the Uninsured
502(4)
18 Environmental Policy
506
The Political Economy of Environmental Protection
507(4)
Intergovernmental Relationships in Environmental Policy
511(9)
Dealing with Waste
520(6)
Two Challenges for Policymakers
526(2)
Chapter Recap
528
Debating Politics: Environmental Self-Audits: Industry Takes on a New Role
511(5)
Breaking New Ground: Driving Green: Environmentally Friendly Alternative Fuels
516
REFERENCES R-1
INDEX I-1


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