North Carolina Government and Politics

ISBN-10: 0803268858

ISBN-13: 9780803268852

Edition: 1994

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North Carolina has been a leader in the South and the nation since 1775, when it became "First in Freedom" by calling for its independence from British rule. Throughout its history, the state has had a reputation as a progressive force. This book offers both an assessment and an examination of the realities of the state's leadership. nbsp; Analyzing a wide range of political actors and organizations, which includes the state legislature, the governor and executive branch, the judiciary, political parties, interest groups, and the media, Fleer illuminates North Carolina's rich political history, its evolving constitutional order, and its changing political culture. Although revealing a pattern of elitist paternalism in the state's political history, the book illustrates a parallel pattern of popular participation and control. nbsp; Major forces of change are increasingly defining the state. These transitional factors include a significant biracial electorate, a stratified society, a diverse electorate, increasingly varied and mobilized political interest groups, a competitive political party system, and a more representative political leadership. nbsp; New challenges to the state's future development are its aging population, the preparedness of its work force, the globalization of its economy, the protec-tion of its natural resources, and the education of its children for the next century. Each new political debate, policy choice, and election reminds North Carolinians of their fundamental challenge: establishing a government by enlightened and effective popular consent.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.298

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Series Introduction
North Carolina: History and Culture
North Carolina: A Profile
Continuity and Change in the State's Constitutions
Legislative Life in North Carolina
People and Politics in the Executive Branch
The Judicial System in North Carolina
Voters, Parties, and Elections
Interest Groups and Mass Media
Grassroots Governments: The Many Who Govern
Intergovernmental Relations and Politics: North Carolina in the Federal System
Policymaking in North Carolina: Agendas, Budgets, and Public Education
North Carolina: Progressive Pluralism
Recommended Readings
Notes
Index
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