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State and local government
public life in America
George H. Cox, Raymond A. Rosenfeld.

Published 2001 by Wadsworth/Thomson Learning in Belmont, CA .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Capturing the many ... changes taking place in the state and local government arenas, this book not only helps you understand structure, process, and policy, but also shows why your knowledge of state and local government is so important to your success as a professional and a private citizen. [The authors] help you get to know the players--the political parties, interest groups, media, state political systems, communities, business organizations, civic clubs, religious congregations--and how they interact to produce policy. Along the way, you'll discover how this policy making at the state and local levels affects your life--both personally and professionally--at nearly every turn."--Back cover.

Table of Contents

Power of place: Society, culture, and popular government
Power sharing in a federal system: Theoretical and practical balance
Capital city players: Everyday politics in the states
State legislatures: Policy roles and procedural rules
State executives: Leadership and accountability
Bureaucrats and regulators: Delivering services and protecting consumers
State courts: The rules and boundaries of the game
Local communities: Politics where we live
Taking the next step: Local political participation
Navigating city hall: How local government is structured
Counties, special districts, and school systems: Politics beyond city hall
Metropolitan government: Accommodation and reform
Local government policy: Decision making close to home
Appendix: Neighborhood survey

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


Library of Congress
JK2408 .C69 2001

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xvi, 352 p. :
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