State and Local Politics / Edition 8

State and Local Politics / Edition 8

by David Berman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563247674

ISBN-13: 9781563247675

Pub. Date: 09/30/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text provides an introduction to state and local politics. It focuses on the political and economic environment in which state and local governments function, and their strengths and weaknesses in key areas of public policy.  See more details below

Overview

This text provides an introduction to state and local politics. It focuses on the political and economic environment in which state and local governments function, and their strengths and weaknesses in key areas of public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563247675
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
Pt. 1State and Local Politics
1State and Local Politics: An Overview3
2The Intergovernmental Environment36
Pt. 2State Politics
3Constitutional Foundations67
4Parties, Groups, and Influence97
5State Legislative Politics130
6Governors and Administratorsin State Politics163
7Courts, Judges, and Justice195
Pt. 3Local-Level Politics
8The Setting for Local Politics223
9Participation and Power in Local Politics256
10Local Government: The Official Policymakers283
Pt. 4Problems and Policies
11The Politics of Finance311
12The Politics of Education and Welfare345
13Politics, Pollution, and Energy381
14The Politics of Planning, Housing, and Transportation411
15The Politics of Public Safety442
Index473

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