The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics / Edition 1

The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics / Edition 1

by Michael W. Bowers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874172497

ISBN-13: 9780874172492

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: University of Nevada Press


Nevada’s politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers’ concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada’s history has formed its political culture, and how its government works…  See more details below

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Nevada’s politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers’ concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada’s history has formed its political culture, and how its government works today. The Sagebrush State includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. The Sagebrush State serves as a text for the study of Nevada’s history and constitution, which is a graduation requirement at the state’s colleges and universities. The fourth edition of this work is updated through 2012 to include information on the elections of 2010 and 2012 and recent controversial sessions of the Legislature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874172492
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Wilbur S. Shepperson Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables ix

Preface to the Fourth Edition xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Nevada: Origins and Early History 1

Chapter 2 Nevada Territory and Statehood 15

Chapter 3 Civil Rights and Liberties in Nevada 28

Chapter 4 Political Parties and Elections 45

Chapter 5 Interest Groups and Lobbying 61

Chapter 6 The Nevada Legislature 69

Chapter 7 The Nevada Executive 82

Chapter 8 The Nevada Judiciary 96

Chapter 9 City and County Governments 111

Chapter 10 State and Local Finance 117

Chapter 11 Nevada: Past, Present, and Future 129

Appendix: The Constitution of the State of Nevada 147

Notes 267

Selected Bibliography 275

Index 279

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