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-- Updated in a new 15th edition, State and Local Politics: Government by the People, is the most authoritative book for state and local politics. It continually sets the standards for other state and local politics books by anticipating readers' 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 understanding how America's state and local political systems work.
Chapter 1: American Federalism
Chapter 2: State and Local Politics
Chapter 3: State Constitutions
Chapter 4: Parties and Elections in the States
Chapter 5: State Legislatures
Chapter 6: State Governors
Chapter 7: Judges and Justice in the States
Chapter 8: Local Governments and Metropolitics
Chapter 9: Making State and Local Policy
Chapter 10: Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments