Politics In The American States: A Comparative Analysis

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Politics in the American States is an essential source for anyone interested in state politics. Containing original research from the finest scholars in the field, it employs an empirical and comparative approach to survey the entire field of state politics. Now, in its seventh edition, Politics in the American States has been completely revised and updated to include important new scholarship, the most current census and electoral data, and new policy developments.
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Overview

Politics in the American States is an essential source for anyone interested in state politics. Containing original research from the finest scholars in the field, it employs an empirical and comparative approach to survey the entire field of state politics. Now, in its seventh edition, Politics in the American States has been completely revised and updated to include important new scholarship, the most current census and electoral data, and new policy developments.
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Employs an empirical and comparative approach to survey the entire field of state politics, providing nuanced understanding of individual states along with rigorous analysis of the 50 states as a whole. Coverage includes intergovernmental relations, parties and elections, politics of taxing and spending, transforming state health and welfare programs, and family policy. This seventh edition incorporates current census and electoral data and new policy developments, and offers two new chapters on state legislature and the courts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608719983
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 1,345,439
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
Contributors
1 The Socioeconomic and Political Context of States 1
2 Intergovernmental Relations 32
3 Parties and Elections 66
4 Interest Groups in the States 113
5 Legislative Politics in the States 144
6 The Governors 191
7 Courts: Politics and the Judicial Process 232
8 Administering State Programs: Performance and Politics 267
9 The Politics of Taxing and Spending 304
10 Transforming State Health and Welfare Programs 349
11 The Politics of Education 393
12 Economic Regulation and Environmental Protection 434
13 Economic Development and Infrastructure Policy 474
14 The Politics of Family Policy 506
Epilogue 540
Name Index 545
Subject Index 553
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