State Politics, Parties, and Policy / Edition 2

State Politics, Parties, and Policy / Edition 2

by Malcolm E. Jewell, Malcolm Edwin Jewell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742511006

ISBN-13: 9780742511002

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Morehouse (emerita, U. of Connecticut) and Jewell (emeritus, U. of Kentucky) present a introductory political science textbook that explores the workings of political power and policies in the fifty states of the United States. The text takes a general institutional approach, looking at commonalities in the structures of power and process in the states. Chapters…  See more details below

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Morehouse (emerita, U. of Connecticut) and Jewell (emeritus, U. of Kentucky) present a introductory political science textbook that explores the workings of political power and policies in the fifty states of the United States. The text takes a general institutional approach, looking at commonalities in the structures of power and process in the states. Chapters cover electoral foundations of political systems, interest groups and political power, the party outside government, the governor as party leader and policy maker, state legislatures, the courts, the budgetary process, welfare policy, and educational policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742511002
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Profiles
Preface
1State Politics Today1
2Electoral Foundations of State Political Systems27
3Interest Groups and Political Power53
4The Party Outside Government: The Electoral Party105
5The Governor as Party Leader and Policy Maker147
6State Legislatures193
7The Courts239
8The Budgetary Process: Spending and Taxing267
9The Politics of Redistribution: Welfare Policy297
10Educational Policy in the States337
Conclusion371
References375
Index395
About the Authors413

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