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State and Local Politics : Government by the People

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Edition:
12th
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9780131992313

ISBN10:
0131992317
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For Introduction to State and Local Politics courses. This is the most authoritative text for state and local politics. State and Local Politics: Government by the People continually sets the standards for other state and local politics texts by anticipating instructors' and students' needs. Known for its esteemed author team who treat each new edition as a fresh challenge, State and Local Politics: Government by the People is the perfect text for the educator who wants students to understand how America's state and local political systems work.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
State And Local Politics: Who Governs?
1(14)
Who Has the Power?
2(2)
The Stakes in the Political Struggle
4(5)
Changing Face Of American Politics The Growing Diversity of State Populations
8(1)
Participation Patterns in Small- and Medium-Sized Cities
9(3)
Challenges for State and Local Governments
12(2)
Summary
14(1)
Further Reading
14(1)
American Federalism
15(25)
Defining Federalism
17(5)
Changing Face Of American Politics Minorities and Women Are Gaining Ground in the Workforce
20(2)
The Constitutional Structure of American Federalism
22(6)
The Role of the Federal Courts: Umpires of Federalism
28(4)
Regulatory Federalism: Grants, Mandates, and New Techniques of Control
32(3)
The Politics of Federalism
35(2)
The Future of Federalism
37(1)
Summary
38(1)
Further Reading
39(1)
State Constitutions: Charters Or Straitjackets?
40(14)
The Roots of State Constitutions
42(4)
Changing Face Of American Politics Same-Sex Marriages and State Constitutions
46(1)
Amending State Constitutions
46(3)
The Politics of Constitutional Revision
49(4)
Summary
53(1)
Further Reading
53(1)
Parties And Elections In The States
54(22)
Electoral Politics in the States and Localities
55(2)
The Role of Political Parties
57(9)
Changing Face Of American Politics A Demographic Profile of Local Government Officials
57(9)
Party Balance and Imbalance
66(1)
Elections at the State and Local Levels
67(6)
The Future of Grassroots Democracy
73(1)
Summary
74(1)
Further Reading
74(2)
State Legislatures
76(27)
The Legislative Branch
77(13)
Changing Face Of American Politics Women in the Statehouse
82(8)
Modernization and Reform
90(2)
The Politics of Drawing Legislative District Lines
92(3)
Direct Legislation: Policy Making by the People?
95(3)
The Debate Over Direct Democracy
98(2)
Summary
100(1)
Further Reading
101(2)
State Governors
103(23)
Rising Expectations for Governors
104(1)
Becoming and Remaining Governor
104(4)
Changing Face Of American Politics Women Governors
106(2)
A Governor's Formal Powers
108(10)
Managing the State
118(2)
Other Statewide Elected Officials
120(3)
The Rewards of Being a Governor
123(1)
Summary
124(1)
Further Reading
124(2)
Judges And Justice In The States
126(20)
The Structure of State Courts
127(3)
How Judges Are Chosen
130(6)
Changing Face Of American Politics Women and Minorities on State Supreme Courts
134(2)
The Judicial Reform Movement
136(1)
The Justice System
137(6)
Courts in Crisis
143(1)
Summary
144(1)
Further Reading
144(2)
Local Governments And Metropolitics
146(23)
The Nature of State and Local Relations
147(1)
Counties in the United States
148(2)
Towns, Cities, Suburbs
150(3)
City Government Today
153(4)
Changing Face Of American Politics City Councils Are Becoming More Diverse
157(1)
The Role of the Mayor
157(2)
Who Influences Local Policy Making?
159(1)
The Central City and Its Politics
160(2)
Meeting the Challenges of Growth and Economic Development
162(4)
The Politics of Metropolitan Reorganization
166(1)
Summary
167(1)
Further Reading
168(1)
Making State And Local Policy
169(25)
Public Education
170(6)
Higher Education
176(1)
Social Services
177(4)
Law Enforcement
181(2)
Planning the Urban Community
183(6)
Regulation
189(2)
The Importance of State and Local Policy
191(1)
Summary
192(1)
Further Reading
193(1)
Staffing And Financing State And Local Governments
194(19)
The Role of Public Employees
195(4)
Changing Face Of American Politics The State and Local Workforce
196(3)
Paying for State and Local Government
199(10)
Intergovernmental Competition
209(2)
Assessing State and Local Performance
211(1)
Summary
211(1)
Further Reading
212(1)
Glossary 213(4)
Notes 217(14)
Index 231


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