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Government and Politics in Florida

ISBN-10: 0813031702
ISBN-13: 9780813031705
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: For more than fifteen years, "Government and Politics in Florida "has been the only book to offer authoritative information on the operations of government and nuances of politics in the Sunshine State. Published in two editions (1991 and 1998)  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 2/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

For more than fifteen years, "Government and Politics in Florida "has been the only book to offer authoritative information on the operations of government and nuances of politics in the Sunshine State. Published in two editions (1991 and 1998) under the editorship of Robert Huckshorn, the book has consistently featured contributions by Florida's most well-known and respected political scientists. Now edited by Edwin Benton, the third edition retains all of the chapters from the previous edition--though all have been revised and many rewritten by new authors. There are also entirely new chapters on the critical policy areas of education, public welfare, and health care, and one on intergovernmental relations. A chapter in the second edition on public opinion and interest groups has been divided into two chapters, one focusing on political culture and political attitudes, the other focusing on interest groups. A final, concluding chapter ties together the volume and speculates about the future of government and politics in Florida. From executive branch to legislature, from the court system to political parties, there is no other book that serves as a better introductory text for courses on Florida government. ""

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Political Culture and Political Attitudes in Florida
Elections and Partisan Change in Florida
Politics and Ethnic Change in Florida
Political Parties in Florida
Interest Groups in Florida
The Legislature and the Legislative Process in Florida
The Florida Governor in the Twenty-First Century
The Florida Courts: No Longer Obscure but Still Powerful
Local Governments: Institutions of Governance and Agents of Service Delivery
Intergovernmental Relations in Florida
The Economics and Politics of Financing Florida's Many Governments
Florida's Education System
Florida's Health Care Policy: Making Do on the Cheap
Welfare Policy in Florida
Florida's Unfinished Agenda in Growth Management and Environmental Protection
Florida's Government and Politics: The Road Ahead
Contributors
Index

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