Georgia Politics in a State of Change

ISBN-10: 0205864678

ISBN-13: 9780205864676

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

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Updated in its 2nd edition,Georgia Politics in a State of Change, explores Georgia's constitution, politics, and government. It combines historical background and the most current scholarship to tell the story of Georgia politics from the state'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: $23.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface
Georgia Politics: From Talmadgism to Two-Party Competition
Georgia and the Rule of the Rustics
The Historic Past
Bifactionai Politics
"Three Governors"
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Republican Rebirth, Democratic Delaying Actions
Race, Republicans, and Georgia
Rebuilding the GOP
GOP Breakthrough
Conclusion
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
The Amendment Process
Making Change More Difficult
Conclusion
Interlude votefordanae.com
Lawmaking 101
"Target on the Back"
Post-Elective Career
The Georgia General Assembly
Personnel
Campaign Finance
Legislative Elections
Party Leadership
The Legislative Process
Innovation and Change
Cleavages
Staff Support and Resources
Norms Governing Behavior
Conclusion
The Executive Branch
Governor
Governor's Responsibilities
Governor's Budgetary Powers
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
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Local Government
County Government
County Commissioners
Consolidated Government
Municipal Government
Local Public Officials
Local Revenues
The Urbanization of Georgia: Balkan Atlanta
Corporate Federalism and Milton County
An Instance of Regional Government: MARTA
Conclusion
Agents of Change
Voting Rights in Georgia
Georgia and Discriminatory Voting Practices
Georgia and the Voting Rights Act
African American Office Holding in Georgia
Georgia Voter Photo ID
Conclusion
Georgiamanders
One-Person, One-Vote in Georgia
Racial and Partisan Consequences of Redistricting
Redistricting in a New Century
Redistricting and Partisanship
Regional Shift in Power
Redistricting 2011
Conclusion
Linking the Public to the Government
Political Parties
Party in the Electorate
Party Organization
Party in the Government
Conclusion
Interest Groups
Types of Groups
Who Becomes a Lobbyist?
The Impact of the Change in Party Control on Lobbying
Ethics Reform
Conclusion
The Electoral Process
Primaries
Presidential Primary
General Elections
Municipal Elections
Special Elections
Registration
The Act of Voting
Participation by Ethnic Groups
Campaign Finance
Campaign Consulting
Conclusion
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"
Conclusion
Index
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