State and Local Politics / Edition 4

State and Local Politics / Edition 4

by David R. Berman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205080898

ISBN-13: 9780205080892

Pub. Date: 02/28/1984

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

In our "devolutionary" era, politics at the state and local levels is more interesting than ever. This popular text is the most concise, readable, and current introduction to the field. Now in its ninth edition, the book keeps its focus on the varied and changing political and economic environments in which state and local governments function and their strengths and…  See more details below

Overview

In our "devolutionary" era, politics at the state and local levels is more interesting than ever. This popular text is the most concise, readable, and current introduction to the field. Now in its ninth edition, the book keeps its focus on the varied and changing political and economic environments in which state and local governments function and their strengths and weaknesses in key areas of public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205080892
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1984
Edition description:
4th ed
Pages:
390

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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