State and Local Politics : Government by the People
This up-to-date and concise paperback offers a highly readable analysis of state and local government and politics. It provides current information on topics such as: who and what influences state policy developments; metropolitan reform strategies; the function and role of legislative committees; the politics of governors and state legislatures; how judges are chosen; women in politics; and the way political conflicts are managed or resolved at the grass-roots level. For future politicians--or any individuals interested in learning more about how politics work at the state and local levels.
- Paperback | 253 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
- 24 May 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 10th edition
Table of contents
1. State and Local Politics: Who Governs? 2. American Federalism. 3. State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets? 4. Parties and Elections in the States. 5. State Legislatures. 6. State Governors. 7. Judges and Justice in the States. 8. Local Government and Metropolitics. 9. Making State and Local Policy. 10. Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments. Glossary. Notes. Index.