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Harry Basehart is Professor of Political Science and Codirector of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Professor Basehart is the author or coauthor of articles on state legislatures that have appeared in American Politics Quarterly and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He recently served on the Governor's Special Committee on Voting Systems and Election Procedures in Maryland.
Table of Contents
|The Setting of State and Local Government Points to Consider|
|The American States: United Or Divided?|
|States in the Twentieth Century Continued|
|State Policy Making Population Shifts|
|Among Sections Growth in the Sunbelt|
|Constitutional and Legal Limits on State Action State Constitutions|
|The States Contrasted and Compared|
|Intergovernmental Relations Points to Consider|
|The u.s. supreme court v. the florida supreme court|
|Federalism as a Political Concept|
|Creation of the American Federal System|
|The Evolution of American Federalism|
|Federal-State Funding Arrangements Horizontal|
|Federalism: Interstate Cooperation State-Local Relations Federalism Evaluated|
|Political Parties and Interest Groups Points to Consider|
|Chapter Opening Story; Is There Anyone Else I Can Vote For?|
|Political Parties as Organizations|
|Parties and the Nomination of Candidates|
|Party Competition and Public Policies|
|Interest Groups in the States Urban Interest Groups|
|Political Participation and Elections Points to Consider|
|Internet Voting--Is It A Better Idea?|
|Political Participation Voting Election Campaigns|
|Campaign Financing Initiative, Referendum, and Recall|
|State and Local Legislatures Points to Consider|
|Willie Brown And Term Limits State Legislatures|
|A Profile of Legislators and Legislatures Term|
|Limits Functions of State Legislatures|
|Legislative Politics Local Legislatures|
|Governors, Bureaucrats and Mayors Points to Consider|
|Mass Clemency In Illinois Historical|
|Development of the Governor's Office Who Becomes Governor?|
|Institutional Powers of the Governor|
|Administration of State and Local Government|
|Statewide Elected Executives|
|Executives in Cities Forms of City Government|
|The Roles of Mayors|
|Courts, Police, and Corrections Points to Consider|
|Crime Busters State Court Organization|
|Reform of State Courts Trial Court Procedures|
|Judicial Selection Federal-State Court Relations|
|Fighting Crime Police Activities and Organization Corrections|
|Capital Punishment New Directions in the Criminal Justice System|
|Suburbs, Metropolitan Areas and Rural Communities Points to Consider|
|Will A Republican Raise Taxes? How Much?|
|Where Does the Money Go?|
|Where Does the Money Come From Is There a Good Tax|
|Borrowing and Debt Policies|
|The Outlook for Revenues|
|Financing State and Local Government Points to Consider|
|Merger In Bluegrass Country Urban Sprawl: Causes and Effects|
|The Politics of Metropolitan Consolidation Planning|
|Rural and Small-Town America|
|State and Local Policymaking: Conflict and Accommodation Points to Consider|
|Back To School Education Social Welfare Economic Development|
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