Why States Matter: An Introduction to State Politics

Why States Matter: An Introduction to State Politics

by Gary F. Moncrief, Peverill Squire

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442268067
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,021,287
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary F. Moncrief is University Foundation Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Boise State University.

Peverill Squire holds the Hicks and Martha Griffiths Chair in American Political Institutions at the University of Missouri.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii

1 Making a Case for the States 1

2 States and the Federal System 21

3 The Policymaking Environment in the States 55

4 The Policymaking Capacity of State Governments 77

5 Public Policy and the Role of the States in a Changing Federal System 101

6 Elections and Political Parties 143

7 State Fiscal Systems 183

8 Why States Matter Now 223

Index 233

About the Authors 247

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