State and Local Government, 8th Edition
- Ann O'M. Bowman Texas A&M University
- Richard C. Kearney North Carolina State University
- ISBN-10: 0495802654
- ISBN-13: 9780495802655
- 576 Pages Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
- © 2011 Published
In the new Eighth Edition of STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, this best-selling text continues to provide comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level. The book'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.
1. New Directions for State and Local Government.
2. Federalism and the States.
3. State Constitutions.
4. Citizen Participation and Elections.
5. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns.
6. State Legislatures.
8. Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery.
9. The Judiciary.
10. The Structure of Local Government.
11. Local Leadership and Governance.
12. State-Local Relations.
13. State and Local Finance.
14. Economic Development.
15. Education Policy.
16. Criminal Justice.
17. Social Welfare and Health Care Policy.
18. Environmental Policy.
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ISBN-10: 1111290571 | ISBN-13: 9781111290573
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