Delaware Politics and Government

Delaware Politics and Government

by William W. Boyer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803262205

ISBN-13: 2900803262200

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of both the historical and the contemporary dimensions of the politics and government of the "First State." Once a sparsely populated, agrarian, and relatively insignificant polity, Delaware has become a densely and diversely populated financial and legal center often called the "corporation capital of the world." Delaware

Overview

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of both the historical and the contemporary dimensions of the politics and government of the "First State." Once a sparsely populated, agrarian, and relatively insignificant polity, Delaware has become a densely and diversely populated financial and legal center often called the "corporation capital of the world." Delaware's prime location has been central to its development and transition from a goods-producing economy to a fast-growing, service-based economy. Despite its diminutive size, Delaware is, in many ways, the nation's preferred corporate home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900803262200
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Politics and Governments of the American States Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Preface xi

1 Delaware in Transition I

2 Political Culture of the "First State," 15

3 Delaware in the Federal System 25

4 The Constitution 39

5 Political Parties and Elections 52

6 The Governor and Administration 71

7 The General Assembly 83

8 Courts, Judges, and Lawyers 103

9 State-Local Relations 116

10 Public Finance 134

11 Nongovernmental Influence and Participation 146

12 Sprawl, Pollution, and Health 157

Epilogue 171

Notes 177

Suggested Sources for Further Reading 197

Index 201

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