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Delaware Politics and Government
     

Delaware Politics and Government

by William W. Boyer, Edward C. Ratledge
 

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ISBN-10: 080321345X

ISBN-13: 9780803213456

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska


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

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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.
 
William W. Boyer and Edward C. Ratledge provide an overview of Delaware’s history, structure, and present politics and explain why one of the smallest states in the country is also one of the most powerful. Delaware continually promotes pro-business legislation, business and public objectives are entwined, and privatization is a dominant theme in public affairs. The state has an individualistic political order in which public participation is indirect and citizen activism is limited.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803213456
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Politics and Governments of the American States Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Map and Figures

Authors’ Preface

One:  Delaware in Transition

Two:  Political Culture of the “First State”

Three:  Delaware in the Federal System

Four:  The Constitution

Five:  Political Parties and Elections

Six:  The Governor and Administration

Seven:  The General Assembly

Eight:  Courts, Judges, and Lawyers

Nine:  State-Local Relations

Ten:  Public Finance

Eleven:  Nongovernmental Influence and Participation

Twelve:  Sprawl, Pollution, and Health

Epilogue

Appendix: Suggested Sources and Readings

Notes

Index

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