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Governing States and Localities
     

Governing States and Localities

by Kevin B Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 1452226334

ISBN-13: 9781452226330

Pub. Date: 09/28/2013

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, states and localities were forced to make stark choices over funding and public services as they battled to balance their budgets. So what's next? Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt chart the future for states and localities as they deal with new federal regulations, a decrease in public sector employment, the consolidation of

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In the aftermath of the Great Recession, states and localities were forced to make stark choices over funding and public services as they battled to balance their budgets. So what's next? Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt chart the future for states and localities as they deal with new federal regulations, a decrease in public sector employment, the consolidation of agencies, and the weakening of labor unions' political clout. The fourth edition of Governing States and Localities continues what has always set this introductory text apart: its expert blend of the latest scholarship with engaging journalistic writing. Along with their crisp storytelling, the authors employ a comparative approach so students walk away from the course understanding how and why states and localities are both similar and different in institutional structure, culture, history, geography, economy, and demographics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452226330
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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