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State and Local Government / Edition 3

State and Local Government / Edition 3

by Ann O. Bowman, Kearney


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ISBN-13: 9780395730416
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition

About the Author

Ann O'M. Bowman (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1979) is James F. and Maude B. Byrnes Professor of Government & Vice Chair of political science at the University of South Carolina. She has gained wide recognition as an authority in state and local environmental policy. She regularly publishes articles on state and local policy innovation, state economic development policy, and inner-city revitalization, and is co-author (with Richard Kearney) of The Resurgence of the States. Currently, she is studying interstate interactions and "green" cities. She has taught state, local, and urban politics to undergraduates for almost twenty years.

Richard C. Kearney (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1977) is professor and chair of the political science department at East Carolina University. In addition to publishing numerous articles on state and local government, intergovernmental relations, and public administration, he has written, co-written, or co-edited six books, including The Resurgence of States (with Ann Bowman). He has taught the undergraduate course in state and local government for over fifteen years.

Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Recap.

  • I. The Context for State and Local Politics and Government
    1. New Directions for State and Local Government
    Breaking New Ground: Creating an Image
    2. Federalism and the States
    Debating Politics: Decriminalizing Medical Marijuana
    3. State Constitutions
    Debating Politics: The Unicameral Legislature
    4. Citizen Participation and Elections
    Debating Politics: Voting: It's Not Just for Old People
    Breaking New Ground: E-Z Access to Government...and the Ballot Box
    5. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns
    Debating Politics: Third Parties: Also-Rans or Real Contenders?
    Breaking New Ground: Rethinking Campaign Finance
  • II. The Institutions of State Government
    6. State Legislatures
    Debating Politics: Redistricting Politics in Texas: The Democrats Head for the Border
    Breaking New Ground: Women Legislative Leaders
    7. Governors
    Breaking New Ground: A Vision Shared
    Debating Politics: What Should the Governor Do?
    8. Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery
    Debating Politics: Damned If You Do...
    Debating Politics: Is This Sexual Harassment?
    Breaking New Ground: Re-engineering Government with Geographic Information Systems
    9. The Judiciary
    Breaking New Ground: Cyberjuror
    Debating Politics: Tort Reform
  • III. Local Governments...and the States
    10. The Structure of Local Government
    Debating Politics: Running Miami Like a Business
    Breaking New Ground: Wal-Mart VersusInglewood: Score 1 for the City
    11. Local Leadership and Governance
    Debating Politics: Who's Got the Power?
    Breaking New Ground: Strong Mayor + Strong Manager = Strong City?
    12. State-Local Relations
    Debating Politics: Massachusetts Says "Adios" to Its Counties
    Breaking New Ground: Killington, Vermont, Explores Its New Hampshire
    13. State and Local Finance
  • IV. Public Policy in States and Localities
    14. Economic Development
    Breaking New Ground: The Creative Class and Cool Cities
    Debating Politics: Offshore Outsourcing: Globalization Grabs Some U.S. Jobs
    15. Education Policy
    Breaking New Ground: SAGE Students
    Debating Politics: Standardized Testing
    16. Criminal Justice
    Debating Politics: Concealed Weapons Permits...Or, Will There Be Shootouts Over the Last Mustard Packet at Burger King?
    17. Social Welfare and Health Care Policy
    Breaking New Ground: From Welfare Checks to Paychecks
    Debating Politics: Prescription Drugs and the Uninsured
    18. Environmental Policy
    Debating Politics: Environmental Self-Audits: Industry Takes on a New Role
    Breaking New Ground: Driving Green: Environmentally Friendly Alternative Fuels

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