Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States & Regions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604266872
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266870
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1073 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

This innovative and useful reference fills the need for practical information and conceptual analysis of the roles and functions of state government by providing accessible state-by-state and regional overviews of government and politics. Features include substantive essays; in-depth profiles of each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories; an encyclopedic A to Z section with entries covering the overarching concepts, structures, and processes that are important to state and local government, and politics in general; and a detailed section on data and statistics emphasizing historical and demographic trends that have helped shape regional and state government and politics.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
A to Z Thematic Outline.
List of Contributors.
Preface.
Topical Essays.
1: The Evolution and Impact of State Constitutions.
2: The Impact of Direct Democracy.
3: Cooperation Between the States.
4: States as Policy Testing Grounds.
Regional and State Profiles.
5: The Northeast.
6: Connecticut.
7: Maine.
8: Massachusetts.
9: New Hampshire.
10: New Jersey.
11: New York.
12: Pennsylvania.
13: Rhode Island.
14: Vermont.
15: The South.
16: Alabama.
17: Arkansas.
18: Delaware.
19: District of Columbia.
20: Florida.
21: Georgia.
22: Kentucky.
23: Louisiana.
24: Maryland.
25: Mississippi.
26: North Carolina.
27: Oklahoma.
28: South Carolina.
29: Tennessee.
30: Texas.
31: Virginia.
32: West Virginia.
33: The West.
34: Alaska.
35: Arizona.
36: California.
37: Colorado.
38: Hawai'i.
39: Idaho.
40: Montana.
41: Nevada.
42: New Mexico.
43: Oregon.
44: Utah.
45: Washington.
46: Wyoming.