Annual Editions: State and Local Government, 14/e

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  • Edition: 14th
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-03
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This Fourteenth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; and an online instructor's resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors.

Table of Contents

Early Commentaries Unit Overview
The Federalist, No
17,Alexander Hamilton,The Federalist Papers,1787 According to Alexander Hamilton, a number of factors combine to make it highly unlikely for thenational governmentto become too powerful in the newfederal systemthat is proposed in the Constitution drafted during the summer of 1787
The Federalist, No
The Federalist Papers,1788 James Madison writes that the authority of thestate governmentswill not be endangered by that of the central government in the newfederal system.He argues that history, the nature and role of state governments, and the relatively few powers delegated to the national government in the Constitution support his conclusion
Nature of the American State
The American Commonwealth,1888 After noting that there is considerablediversityamong the states
focuses on the actors that promote uniformity among them
He also discusses the constitutional and legal standing of the states within the context of Americanfederalism
Intergovernmental Relations Unit Overview
Federalism at a Crossroads
State Legislatures,June 2006 William Pound traces the history of the roles of the national and state government in governing the United States
He focuses onfiscal federalism,the arrangements whereby responsibilities for raisingrevenuesto finance government services are divided among national, state, and local governments
Leaving ldquo;No Child Left Behindrdquo; Behind
The American Prospect,January/February 2008 Richard Rothstein discusses the shortcomings of theNo Child Left BehindAct of 2001, and identifies what he sees as a more appropriate role for the national government in educating American children
Eminent Domain-For the Greater Good?
State Legislatures,January 2006 Garry Boulard reports the responses ofstate legislaturesand theU.S
Congressto theSupreme Courtrsquo;scontroversialKelo v
City of New Londonruling in 2005
In its 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that states can use the power ofeminent domainto take over private property solely for the purpose ofeconomic development
A Patchwork of Immigration Laws
Washington Post National Weekly Edition,October 22-28, 2007 In the absence of any national consensus on what ought to be done
describes the conflicting policies of the state and local governments that address the issue ofillegal immigrantionand the resulting political and economic complications
Devolution'sDouble Standard
Governing,April 2003 Alan Ehrenhalt discusses the marked difference between the principle and the practice ofdevolutionat the level of the national, the state, and the local government in the United States
Linkages Between Citizens and Governments Unit Overview
Elections, Parties, and Interest Groups
On the Oregon Trail
The American Prospect,May 2006 Sam Rosenfeld reports how several states have been following Oregon'
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