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State and local politics, David R. Berman

Label
State and local politics
Title
State and local politics
Statement of responsibility
David R. Berman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Politics at the state and local level has never been more interesting than in our ""devolutionary"" age. This popular text is the most concise, readable, and current introduction to the field. Now in its ninth edition, the book keeps its focus on the varied and changing political and economic environments in which state and local governments function, and their strengths and weaknesses in key areas of public policy. The text is enlivened by boxed sections that relate individual experiences or highlight particular issues and developments. Topics covered in this edition include the drive toward
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Berman, David R.,
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • State governments
  • Local government
Label
State and local politics, David R. Berman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: M.E. Sharpe, 2000
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Preface; Part One: State and Local Politics; 1 State and Local Politics: An Overview; The Environment; Dynamics of the System; Trends and Problems; 2 The Intergovernmental Environment; Federalism: From Competition to Cooperation; The Politics of Federal Spending, Aid, and Regulation; State and Local Influence on National Policy; State-Local Relations and Horizontal Federalism; Part Two: State Politics; 3 Constitutional Foundations; State Powers under the United States Constitution
  • State ConstitutionsSuffrage and Direct Democracy; Limits on Popular Control; 4 Parties, Groups, and Influence; Political Parties in State Politics; Interest-Group and Media Activities; Ethical Behavior and Public Accountability; 5 State Legislative Politics; Legislative Structure; The Legislators; The Working Environment; Legislative Functions: The Lawmaking Process; Legislative Behavior; Evaluation of the Legislatures; 6 Governors and Administrators in State Politics; The Office of Governor; The Governor and State Policy; The Governor and Administration
  • Administrators, Policy, and the PublicPersonnel Systems and Problems; 7 Courts, Judges, and Justice; State Courts in the Political Process; The State Courts; The Judges: Selection and Removal; Securing Justice; Judicial Decision Making; Part Three: Local-Level Politics; 8 The Setting for Local Politics; Metropolis, City, Suburb, and Town; The Pattern of Local Government; Government in Metropolitan Areas; Competition, Cooperation, and the Future of the Metropolis; 9 Participation and Power in Local Politics; Bosses and Reformers; Voting and Elections; Group Activity; Community Power
  • 10 Local Government: The Official policymakersThe Structural Environment; The City Council; Executive Leadership; Administrators and Local Governmental Services; Part Four: Problems and Policies; 11 The Politics of Finance; Expenditures and Revenues; Revenue Sources; Borrowing; Taxing and Spending Decisions; 12 The Politics of Education and Welfare; The Politics of Education; School Integration and Finance; Poverty and Welfare; Welfare Issues, Conflicts, and Myths; 13 Politics, Pollution, and Energy; The Politics of Pollution; The Politics of Energy; Energy Shortages and Development
  • 14 The Politics of Planning, Housing, and TransportationCommunity Development and Planning; Slums, Housing, and Renewal; The Automobile and Transportation Policies; 15 The Politics of Public Safety; Crime in the United States; The Police; Punishment and Corrections; Fighting Crime; Index
Control code
ocn903685429
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Ninth edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317459446
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903685429
Label
State and local politics, David R. Berman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: M.E. Sharpe, 2000
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Preface; Part One: State and Local Politics; 1 State and Local Politics: An Overview; The Environment; Dynamics of the System; Trends and Problems; 2 The Intergovernmental Environment; Federalism: From Competition to Cooperation; The Politics of Federal Spending, Aid, and Regulation; State and Local Influence on National Policy; State-Local Relations and Horizontal Federalism; Part Two: State Politics; 3 Constitutional Foundations; State Powers under the United States Constitution
  • State ConstitutionsSuffrage and Direct Democracy; Limits on Popular Control; 4 Parties, Groups, and Influence; Political Parties in State Politics; Interest-Group and Media Activities; Ethical Behavior and Public Accountability; 5 State Legislative Politics; Legislative Structure; The Legislators; The Working Environment; Legislative Functions: The Lawmaking Process; Legislative Behavior; Evaluation of the Legislatures; 6 Governors and Administrators in State Politics; The Office of Governor; The Governor and State Policy; The Governor and Administration
  • Administrators, Policy, and the PublicPersonnel Systems and Problems; 7 Courts, Judges, and Justice; State Courts in the Political Process; The State Courts; The Judges: Selection and Removal; Securing Justice; Judicial Decision Making; Part Three: Local-Level Politics; 8 The Setting for Local Politics; Metropolis, City, Suburb, and Town; The Pattern of Local Government; Government in Metropolitan Areas; Competition, Cooperation, and the Future of the Metropolis; 9 Participation and Power in Local Politics; Bosses and Reformers; Voting and Elections; Group Activity; Community Power
  • 10 Local Government: The Official policymakersThe Structural Environment; The City Council; Executive Leadership; Administrators and Local Governmental Services; Part Four: Problems and Policies; 11 The Politics of Finance; Expenditures and Revenues; Revenue Sources; Borrowing; Taxing and Spending Decisions; 12 The Politics of Education and Welfare; The Politics of Education; School Integration and Finance; Poverty and Welfare; Welfare Issues, Conflicts, and Myths; 13 Politics, Pollution, and Energy; The Politics of Pollution; The Politics of Energy; Energy Shortages and Development
  • 14 The Politics of Planning, Housing, and TransportationCommunity Development and Planning; Slums, Housing, and Renewal; The Automobile and Transportation Policies; 15 The Politics of Public Safety; Crime in the United States; The Police; Punishment and Corrections; Fighting Crime; Index
Control code
ocn903685429
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Ninth edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317459446
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903685429

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