Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State

Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State

by John R. Vile
     
 

Tennessee Government and Politics offers a timely and comprehensive new survey of the state's political evolution. The book is divided into four sections that cover the state constitution, the three branches of state government, politics in Tennessee, and current issues of public policy. Individual chapters by leading experts cover such topics as the state's political… See more details below

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Tennessee Government and Politics offers a timely and comprehensive new survey of the state's political evolution. The book is divided into four sections that cover the state constitution, the three branches of state government, politics in Tennessee, and current issues of public policy. Individual chapters by leading experts cover such topics as the state's political history, the evolution of the state court system, local government and politics, electoral turnout, and women in politics. Former Representative Jim Cooper contributes a chapter on congressional representation, and current policy is discussed in chapters on education, prisons, and foreign investment. With its concise historical analysis, up-to-date presentation of contemporary issues, and appended state constitution, Tennessee Government and Politics will serve teachers, politicians, government workers, journalists, and interested citizens as an essential reference book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826513182
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IFoundations
1Tennessee's Postbellum Political History: Voting Patterns and Party Identification1
2The Tennessee Constitution7
Pt. IIInstitutions
3The Institutionalization of the Tennessee Legislature, 1968-199725
4The Governorship41
5The Changing Court System55
6Local Government and Politics76
Pt. IIIPolitics
7Turnout and Partisanship in Tennessee Elections92
8Women in Tennessee Politics106
9African Americans in Tennessee: The Case of Memphis115
10Speaking for Tennessee in Washington128
11Trends in Public Opinion, 1989-1996139
Pt. IVPolicies
12Education in the Volunteer State151
13The Tennessee Prison System: A Study of Evolving Public Policy in State Corrections167
14Finances of Tennessee State Government182
15State Policy, Global Economy: The Political Economy of Foreign Investment in Tennessee202
AppConstitution of the State of Tennessee217
Notes250
Selected Bibliography283
Contributors287
Index291

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