Sagebrush State Nevada's History, Government, and Politics

ISBN-10: 0874176824
ISBN-13: 9780874176827
Edition: 3rd 2006
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Description: Since its publication in 1996, The Sagebrush State has served as the text for the required course on Nevada's history and constitution given at the state's colleges and universities. The third edition of this work is updated through 2005 to include  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 10/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Since its publication in 1996, The Sagebrush State has served as the text for the required course on Nevada's history and constitution given at the state's colleges and universities. The third edition of this work is updated through 2005 to include information on the elections of 2002 and 2004 and two very controversial sessions of the legislature. The full text of the state constitution is provided for reference in an appendix and includes extensive annotations that note and explain amendments and other changes made to the original 1864 document.

Michael W. Bowers is Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Bowers' tenure at UNLV includes Chair of the Department of Political Science and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Bowers has received several prestigious academic awards including the College of Liberal Arts William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Donald Schmiedel Lifetime Service Award, the UNLV Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award and the UCCSN (now NSHE) Board of Regents Outstanding Advisor Award. Dr. Bowers is the author of The Sagebrush State , one of the definitive texts on the history of Nevada government and politics, and has written over two dozen articles in his specialization of public law.

Nevada : origins and early history
Nevada territory and statehood
Civil rights and liberties in Nevada
Political parties and elections
Interest groups and lobbying
The Nevada legislature
The Nevada executive
The Nevada judiciary
City and county governments
State and local finance
Nevada : past, present, and future
The constitution of the state of Nevada

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