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The 10th edition of STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level. This bestselling text's theme of increased capacity and responsiveness of state and local government conveys excitement about politics at the grassroots level and is pro public service.
- Learning objectives are called out within the chapter.
- In every chapter, a boxed feature entitled "It's Your Turn," asks students to consider their positions on divisive issues.
- All "Controversies in States and Localities" features conclude with several critical-thinking questions to stimulate discussion.
- Fully updated conditions and issues confronting state and local governments, for example, the redistricting, conflicts with governors, and how economic policy is changing state legislatures and politics.
- The Chapter Recap feature helps students to review key concepts.
- There is increased coverage of immigration issues, redistricting, morality policy, and conflicts facing governors.
- Website URLs at the end of each chapter direct students to additional information on important topics.
2. Federalism and the States: Sorting Out Roles and Responsibilities.
3. State Constitutions: The Fundamental Rules of State Government.
4. Citizen Participation and Elections.
5. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns.
6. State Legislatures.
7. Governors: Power, Politics and Executive Leadership.
8. Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery.
9. The Judiciary: Independence vs. Accountability.
10. The Structure of Local Government.
11. Local Leadership and Governance.
12. State & Local Relations.
13. Taxing and Spending.
14. Economic Development.
15. Education Policy: Reading, Writing and Reform.
16. Criminal Justice: Cops and Corrections.
17. Social Welfare and Health Care Policy: Addressing Poverty and Sickness.
18. Environmental Policy.
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