Georgia Politics in a State of Change

ISBN-10: 0205706851

ISBN-13: 9780205706853

Edition: 2010

Authors: Charles S. Bullock, Ronald Keith Gaddie

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Georgia Politics in a State of Changecombines historical background and the most current scholarship to tell the story of Georgia politics from the statersquo;s founding to the institutions, policies, and people changing Georgia today. Written with an entertaining, conversational style, this concise text provides expansive treatment of Georgia politics and covers new ground not available in any other book on the subject.
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List price: $30.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Georgia Politics: From Talmadgism to Two-Party Competition
Georgia and the Rule of the Rustics
The Historic Past
Bifactional Politics
"Three Governors"
Georgia Geography and Politics
The Fall Line and Georgia Regions
Economic Implications of the Fall Line
Geography of Antebellum Politics
Geography of Reconstruction Georgia
Regionalism in the One-Party System at Mid-Century
Population Trends
Republican Rebirth, Democratic Delaying Actions
Race, Republicans, and Georgia
Rebuilding the GOP
GOP Breakthrough
Constitutions and Institutions
The Georgia Constitution
Contrasting the Georgia and U.S. Constitutions
Georgia and the Bill of Rights
From Trustee Charter to Constitutional Colony
The Constitution of 1777
The Constitution of 1789
The Constitution of 1798
The Constitution of 1861
The Constitution of 1865
The Constitution of 1868
The Constitution of 1877
The Constitution of 1945
The Constitution of 1983
Amending: U.S. Constitution versus Georgia Constitution
Amendment Process
Making Change More Difficult
Lawmaking 101
"Target on the Back"
Post-Elective Career
The Georgia General Assembly
Campaign Finance
Legislative Elections
Party Leadership
The Legislative Process
Innovation and Change
Staff Support and Resources
Norms Governing Behavior
The Executive Branch
The Governor
Governor's Responsibilities
Governor's Personal Staff
Lieutenant Governor
Other Constitutional Offices
Secretary of State
Attorney General
Insurance Commissioner
State School Superintendent
Commissioner of Agriculture
Commissioner of Labor
Public Service Commission
Department of Transportation
Campaign Finance
The Judicial System
Georgia's Court System
Trial Court Proceedings
Appellate Proceedings
Amicus Curiae
Bases for Judicial Decisions
Judicial Selection
Judicial Contests Become More Political
Judicial Misconduct
Judicial Officers
Local Government
County Government
Consolidated Government
Municipal Government
Local Public Officials
Local Revenues
The Urbanization of Georgia: Balkan Atlanta
An Instance of Regional Government: MARTA
Agents of Change
Voting Rights in Georgia
Georgia and Discriminatory Voting Practices
Georgia and the Voting Rights Act
African American Office Holding in Georgia
One-Person, One-Vote in Georgia
Racial and Partisan Consequences of Redistricting
Redisricting in a New Century
Redisricting and Partisanship
Regional Shift in Power
The Future
Linking the Public to the Government
Political Parties
Party in the Electorate
Party Organization
Party in the Government
Interest Groups
Types of Groups
Who Becomes a Lobbyist?
The Impact of the Change in Party Control on Lobbying
Ethics Reform
The Electoral Process
Presidential Primary
General Elections
Municipal Elections
Special Elections
The Act of Voting
Participation by Ethnic Groups
Education Policy
Contemporary Education in Georgia
Completion and Dropout Rates and Academic Performance
The Evolution of Public Education in Georgia
Educating the Freedmen
Early Education Reform
The Sibley Commission
QBE: The Quality Basic Education Act
The Lottery and HOPE
Recent Efforts: A+ Education Reform Act and No Child Left Behind
"Tough Times"
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