||978-0-87289-377-1 —ISBN 978-0-87289-376-4 1. State governments—United States—Encyclopedias. 2. U.S. states—Politics and government—Encyclopedias. 3. Regionalism—United States—Encyclopedias. I. Haider-Markel, Donald P. II. Card, Michael A. III. Title
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.