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Table of Contents
|New Directions for State and Local Government Studying State and Local Government in the Twenty-First Century The Capacity of States and Localities The People: Designers and Consumers of Government Linking Capacity to Results|
|Federalism and the States The Concept of Federalism The History of U.S. Federalism Models of Federalism Intergovernmental Relations Federal Purse Strings Set-Asides, and Cost Ceilings The Future of Federalism|
|State Constitutions The Evolution of State Constitutions Weaknesses of Constitutions Constitutional Reform Methods for Constitutional Change State Responsiveness and Constitutional Reform|
|Citizen Participation and Elections Participation Elections Direct Democracy Citizen Access to Government The Effects of Citizen Participation|
|Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns Political Parties Interest Groups Political Campaigns|
|State Legislatures The Essence of Legislatures Legislative Dynamics Legislative Behavior How a Bill Becomes Law Legislative Reform and Capacity Relationship with the Executive Branch Legislatures and Capacity|
|Governors The Office of Governor Being Governor: Duties and Responsibilities Formal Powers of the Governor Informal Powers Removal from Office Other Executive Branch Officials The Capability of U.S. Governors|
|Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery Public Employees in State and Local Government: Who They Are, What They Do Budgeting in State and Local Government Human Resource Policy in State and Local Government: From Patronage to Merit The Politics of Bureaucracy Reinventing Government The Quality of Public Administration|
|The Judiciary The Structure of State Court Systems How Judges Are Selected Judicial Decisionmaking New Judicial Federalism Administrative and Organizational Improvements in State Courts|
|The Structure of Local Government Orientations to Communities County Government Municipal Government Towns and Townships Special Districts School Districts Communities and Governance|
|Local Leadership and Governance Community Power Local Executives Local Legislatures Property Rights: A Controversial Issue Leadership and Capacity|
|State-Local Relations The Distribution of Authority Metropolitics: A New Challenge for State Government States and Urban Policy States and Their Rural Communities The Interaction of State and Local Governments|
|State and Local Finance The Principles of Finance Revenues The Political Economy of Taxation Managing Money State and Local Financial Relations State and Local Finance in the 2000s|
|Economic Development Regional Differences in Economic Prosperity Approaches to Economic Development The Politics of Economic Growth Current Initiatives Persistent Questions Implications of Economic Development Policy|
|Education Policy The Crisis in Education Intergovernmental Roles in Education Actors in Education Policy Educational Innovation in the States The Continuing Challenge of Public Education|
|Criminal Justice How Much Crime Is There? Intergovernmental Roles in Criminal Justice The Ongoing Challenge of Crime Fighting Actors in Criminal Justice Policy How Policy Participants Interact: Two Policy Areas Correctional Policy Policy Alternatives for States and Localities The Continuing Challenge in Crime and Corrections|
|Social Welfare and Health Care Policy The Meaning of Poverty Social Welfare and Ideology Current Social Welfare Policy Types of Social Welfare Programs State Innovations in Social Welfare|
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