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State and Local Government

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ISBN-10: 0618132074

ISBN-13: 9780618132072

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Ann O'M Bowman, Richard C. Kearney

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List price: $95.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

The Context for State and Local Politics Government
New Directions for State and Local Government
Studying State and Local Government in the 21st Century
The Capacity of States and Localities
The People: Designers and Consumers of Government Linking Capacity to Results
Federalism and the States
The Concept of Federalism
The History of U.S. Federalism
Intergovernmental Relations Models of Federalism
Federal Purse Strings The Future of Federalism
State Constitutions
The Evolution of State Constitutions
Weaknesses of Constitutions
Constitutional Reform
Methods for Constitutional
Change State Responsiveness and Constitutional Reform
Citizen Participation and Elections Participation Elections
Election-Day Lawmaking Citizen Access to Government Volunteerism
The Effects of Citizen Participation
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns
Political Parties
Interest Groups
Political Campaigns
The Institutions of State Government
State Legislatures
The Essence of Legislatures
Legislative Dynamics
Legislative Behavior
Legislative Cue-Taking
How a Bill Becomes a Law Legislative
Reform and Capacity Relationship with the Executive Branch
Legislatures and Capacity
The Office of Governor
Being Governor: Duties and Responsibilities
Formal Powers of the Governor
Informal Powers Removal from Office
Other Executive Branch Officials
The Vigor of U.S. Governors
Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery
Public Employees in State and Local Government: Who They Are, What They Do Budgeting in State and Local Government
Personnel Policy in State and Local Government: From Patronage to Merit
The Politics of Bureaucracy Reinventing Government
The Quality of Public Administration
The Judiciary
The Structure of State Court Systems
How Judges Are Selected Judicial Decisionmaking
New Judicial Federalism State Court Reform
Local Governments...and the States
The Structure of Local Government Orientations to Communities
County Government
Municipal Government
Towns and Townships
Special Districts
School Districts
Communities and Governance
Local Leadership and Governance Community Power
Local Executives
Local Legislatures Leadership and Capacity
State-Local Relations
The Distribution of Authority
State-Local Organizations
Metropolitics: A New Challenge for State Government
States and Urban Policy
States and their Rural Communities
The Interaction of State and Local Governments
State and Local Finance
The Principles of Finance Revenues
The Political Economy of Taxation Borrowing and Debt
State and Local Financial Relations
State and Local Finance at the Millennium
Public Policy in States and Localities
Economic Development
Regional Differences in Economic Prosperity
Approaches to Economic Development
The Politics of Economic Development
Current Initiatives Issues in Economic Development
The Implications of Economic Development Policy
Education Policy
The Crisis in Education
Intergovernmental Roles in Education
Actors in Education Policy
Educational Innovation in the States
The Continuing Challenge of Public Education
Criminal Justice
How Much Crime Is There?
Intergovernmental Roles in Criminal Justice
Actors in Criminal Justice Policy
How Policy Participants Interact: Two Policy Areas
Correctional Policy
Policy Alternatives for States and Localities
The Continuing Challenge in Crime and Corrections
Social Welfare and Health Care Policy
The Meaning of Poverty Social Welfare and Ideology
Current Social Welfare Policy
Types of Social Welfare Programs
State Innovations in Social Welfare Turning
Welfare Checks into Paychecks
Health Care
Environmental Policy
The Political Economy of Environmental Protection
Intergovernmental Relationships in Environmental Policy
Solid Waste Management: Garbage and What to Do with It
Hazardous Waste: The Politics of Confusion
Nuclear Waste: The Lingering Horror Environmental Justice