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Politics and Policy in States and Communities

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ISBN-10: 0205536387

ISBN-13: 9780205536382

Edition: 10th 2008

Authors: John J. Harrigan, David C. Nice

List price: $173.00
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This up-to-date, highly-readable text for the state and local politics course focuses on twin perspectives: the political economy of state and local politics and the impact of political reformism on states and communities. nbsp; This book explores the dynamics of state and community politics, the methods citizens use to influence public officials, the major issues facing states and localities, and how the institutions of state and local government have changed over the years.
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Book details

List price: $173.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 9.61" wide x 6.38" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Introduction to State and Community Politics
The Constitutional Environment of State and Local Governments
The Intergovernmental Framework for State and Community Politics
Channels of Citizen Influence: Participation, Public Opinion, and Interest Groups
Channels of Citizen Influence: the Ballot Box, Parties, and Direct Action
The Institutions of Local Government
The Dynamics of Community Politics
State Legislatures and Public Policy
Governors and the Challenge of Executive Leadership
Administrators and the Implementation of Policy
Courts, Crime, and Corrections in American States
Financing State and Local Governments
Poverty and Social Welfare Policies
Infrastructure Policies: Transportation and Housing and Community Development
Regulating the Environment
State and Community Economic Development Policies
Career Prospects in State and Local Government