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Governing States and Localities

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ISBN-10: 1604267283

ISBN-13: 9781604267280

Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Kevin B. Smith, Alan Greenblatt, Michele Mariani

List price: $109.00
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Despite reports of the recession nearing an end, states will have to struggle to make ends meet well into the foreseeable future. The choices are sometimes stark: trade-offs between roads and schools, public safety and health care. The new edition of Governing States and Localities responds to this reality with a new, sharper focus on economic and budget pressures. The chapter on finances comes earlier in the book, helping to frame each of the subsequent issues, and a new feature called 'States under Stress' helps students see how fiscal and budgetary policy affects all areas of state and local governance. A brand-new chapter on the environment highlights the leadership role the states…    
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Kevin B. Smith is professor and chair of the political science department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been studying and teaching state politics and policy for more than twenty years. He has authored or co-authored nine books and dozens of scholarly articles, and is a former associate editor of State Politics & Policy Quarterly. Prior to becoming an academic he covered state and local politics as a newspaper reporter.nbsp;