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Politics and Policy in American States and Communities / Edition 6
     

Politics and Policy in American States and Communities / Edition 6

by Dennis L. Dresang, James Gosling, James J. Gosling
 

ISBN-10: 0205533736

ISBN-13: 9780205533732

Pub. Date: 03/12/2007

Publisher: Longman

This brief text distinguishes itself through its highly accessible writing style, inclusion of unique topics such as tribal governments, extensive discussion of intergovernmental relations, and its focus on the relationship between government and the governed—how individuals are affected by government decisions and how individuals influence public policy

Overview

This brief text distinguishes itself through its highly accessible writing style, inclusion of unique topics such as tribal governments, extensive discussion of intergovernmental relations, and its focus on the relationship between government and the governed—how individuals are affected by government decisions and how individuals influence public policy ("face-to-face" approach).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205533732
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
03/12/2007
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Face-to-Face Governance

II. LAYING THE FOUNDATION.

2. State Diversity, Growth and Decline, and the Contemporary Urban Dilemma.

3. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations.

4. Constitutions and Charters.

5. Policy-Making Processes: The Framework for Participation.

III. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

6. Grassroots Participation.

7. Interest Groups.

8. Political Parties and Elections.

IV. THE INSTITUTIONS OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

9. Governors.

10. State Legislatures.

11. Local Government Executives and Legislatures.

12. Bureaucracies.

13. Courts.

V. PUBLIC POLICIES.

14. Crime and Corrections.

15. Educational Policy.

16. Social Welfare and Health Policy.

17. Environmental Policy and Economic Development.

18. Fiscal Policy and Financial Management.

VI. CONCLUSION.

19. Responding to Pressing Public Problems.

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