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Politics in states and communities

Author: Thomas R Dye; Susan A MacManus; Kristine Zooberg
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2009.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Dye; Susan A MacManus; Kristine Zooberg
ISBN: 9780136025351 0136025358
OCLC Number: 190876322
Description: xv, 634 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Politics in States and Communities A Political Approach to States and Communities The Comparative Study of States and Communities Rankings of the States: Population Size and Projected Growth Rate, 2000-2030 Rankings of the States: Income and Education Race and Ethnicity Rankings of the States: Hispanic and African American Populations The Politics of Immigration Liberalism and Conservatism in the States Rankings of the States: State Policy Liberalism Up Close: Religion and Politics: The Culture Wars Intensify Policy Responsibilities of States and Communities People in Politics: Rudy Giuliani: From the Mayor's Mansion to the White House?"States," "Districts," and "Territories"Did You Know? How the American States Got Their Names On the Web 2. Democracy and Constitutionalism in the States 31Constitutional Government in the States State Constitutions: An Overview Up Close: State Constitutions and the Right to Bear Arms Constitutional Change in the States Democracy in the States Direct Versus Representative Democracy People in Politics: Arnold! From Maverick to ModerateThe Politics of State Initiatives What Do You Think? Are Term Limits a Good Idea?Did You Know? Nicknames of the States On the Web 3. States, Communities, and American Federalism 61What Is Federalism? Why Federalism? Federalism's Faults Up Close: Hurricane Katrina: Federalism FailsThe Structure of American Federalism Up Close: Federalizing Crime Battles in the States over Constitutional Amendments How Money Shifted Power to Washington Up Close: Historic Landmarks in the Development of American Federalism Up Close: Federalism and the Drinking Age: Why 21 and Not 18?Rankings of the States: Reliance on Federal AidThe Politics of Grants-in-Aid Up Close: Which Government Does the Best Job? Federalism: Variations on the Theme What Do You Think? Identity Crisis? Federalism and the Real ID ActCongress and Devolution The Supreme Court and the Revival of Federalism Interstate Relations, Horizontal Federalism Did You Know? What Are the "Most Livable" States? On the Web 4. Participation in State Politics The Nature of Political Participation Explaining Voter Turnout Up Close: Getting into Politics Rankings of the States: Voter Turnout Rate Race, Ethnicity, and Political Participation Securing the Right to Vote Minorities in State Politics Women in State Politics Young and Old in State Politics Interest Groups in State Politics Functions and Tactics of Interest Groups Comparing Interest Group Power in the States Protest as Political Participation On the Web 5. Parties and Campaigns in the States 145American Political Parties: In Disarray or Experiencing a Rebirth? Parties and Primaries State Party Organizations and Activists Up Close: Texas Party Organizations People in Politics: Two Powerful Women, Two Different Paths to Becoming State Party ChairRepublican and Democratic Party Fortunes in the States Divided Party Government in the States Party Competition & Policy Differences Within the StatesProfessional Media CampaignsMoney in State Politics State Campaign Finance Reform Did You Know? Today's "High-Tech" Campaigns Have a Vocabulary All Their Own On the Web 6. Legislators in State Politics Functions of State Legislatures The Making of a State Legislator Minorities and Women in State Legislatures Rankings of the States: African Americans, Hispanics, and Women in State Legislatures Getting to the State Capitol The Great Incumbency Machine Legislative Apportionment and Districting Up Close: The Original Gerrymander Legislative Organization and Procedure Up Close: Informal Rules of the Game Legislative Institutionalization Legislative Committees Leadership and Role-Playing in Legislatures People in Politics: Leaders Asses the Changing Role of State Legislatures...and LegislatorsParty Politics in State Legislatures The Growing Role of the Media in the Legislative Process Lobbying in State Legislatures State Legislatures: A Critical Assessment On the Web 7. Governors in State Politics The Many Roles of a Governor The Making of a Governor People in Politics: Deval L. Patrick: From Tenement House to GovernorGubernatorial Politics Executive Power in State Government The Governor's Legislative Powers Up Close: Governors Tell It Like It Is (In Their State)Divided Government: Governor versus the LegislatureImpeachments, Investigations, and Recalls The Governor as Political Leader Putting It All Together: Where Are Governors the Most Powerful? Rankings of the States: Combined Powers: Formal (Institutional) + Informal (Personal) Powers Other Executive Offices Did You Know? How Many Governors Later Became President? On the Web 8. Bureaucratic Politics in States and Communities Government and Bureaucracy Sources of Bureaucratic Power The Growth of Bureaucratic Power State Bureaucracies Rankings of the States: Government Spending and Employment Bureaucracy, Democracy, Representativeness, and Responsiveness Up Close: Firing a Public Employee The Power of Public Employee Unions State Regulatory Policy Reform, Privatization, and "Reinventing Government"Did You Know? Bureaucrats Challenged to "Write It Simple!"The Budgetary Process Up Close: How to Win at the Budget Game The Politics of Budgeting On the Web 9. Courts, Crime, and Correctional Policy Politics and the Judicial Process The Lawyering of America Judicial Federalism The Structure of Court Systems The Making of a Judge People in Politics: Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy QuinceThe Judicial Selection Controversy Judicial Decision Making Crime in the States Rankings of the States: Crime and Law Enforcement Police Protection in the States Police and Law Enforcement The Politics of Prosecution State Prisons and Correctional Policies The Death Penalty Up Close: Can Punishment Deter Crime? Did You Know? America's Most Crime-Ridden Big Cities On the Web 10. Governing America's Communities So Many Local Governments, So Much ConfusionEighty-Eight Thousand Governments County Governments: Rural and Urban Rankings of the States: Local GovernmentsCities as "Municipal Corporations" Forms of City Government People in Politics: Michael Bloomberg, Strong Mayor for the Big Apple Nonpartisan Elections Local Election Systems: At-Large, District, and Combination Special Purpose Local Governments: School Districts & Special Districts Did You Know? The Nation's Urban Areas Are Growing More DiverseOn the Web 11. Participation in Community Politics Citizen Participation Up Close: Broadcast Television Coverage of Local Elections Is Limited Parties in Big-City Politics Old-Style Machine Politics Reformers and Do-Gooders People in Politics: The Daleys of Chicago New Connections with Citizens Up Close: Exposing Political Corruption Recruiting City Council Members Council Members: Responsible Policymakers? City Managers in Municipal Politics Mayors in City Politics Minorities and Women in Local Politics People in Politics: Against All Odds: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Interest Groups in Community Politics Did You Know? Americans serve Their Communities by VolunteeringOn The Web 12. Metropolitics: Conflict in the Metropolis The Metropolis: Setting for Conflict Rankings of the States: Metropolitanization in the States Cities versus Suburbs Suburban "Sprawl"Consolidation or Fragmentation? The Case for Metropolitan Consolidation The Case for "Fragmented" Government Metropolitan Government as Marketplace Managing Metropolitan Areas Ranking of the States: Special District Governments in the States Did You Know? America's 10 Most Livable Metropolitan Areas On the Web 13. Community Power, Land Use, & The Environment Land Use, Economics, and Community Politics Intertwined Models of Community Power Elitism in American Communities Economic Elites in Communities Political Elites in Communities Planning and Zoning Innovative Planning Practices: More Discretionary Constitutional Concerns-The Takings Clause What Do You Think? Homeowners Associations: "Buddies" or "Bullies" Housing Policy Community Development and Revitalization Policy Transportation Policy Rankings of the States: Road Mileage and Gasoline TaxesEnvironmental Protection Policy Did You Know? The Nation's Biggest Landowner On the Web 14. The Politics of Taxation and Finance An Overview of Government Finances Types of Taxes and Tax Politics Explaining State Tax Systems Rankings of the States: Tax Revenue and Tax Burdens Revolting Against Taxes Explaining Tax Revolts When Spending Cuts Are Necessary: Cutback Management Rankings of the States: Spending and Borrowing When Ends Don't Meet: State and Local Debt When a City Goes Bust 530Did You Know? Three Sure Roads to Financial DisasterOn the Web 15. Politics and Civil Rights From Protest to Power The Struggle Against Segregation State Resistance to Desegregation Racial Balancing in Schools The Civil Rights Act of 1964 People in Politics: Martin Luther King, Jr. Affirmative Action Battles Up Close: "Diversity" in Universities Hispanics in America Hispanic Politics Native Americans and Tribal Government Americans with Disabilities Gender Equality Up Close: Sexual Harassment Battles over Abortion Did You Know? Same-Sex Marriage in the StatesOn the Web 16. The Politics of Education Goals in Educational Policy Educational Performance Measurement Rankings of the States: Educational Performance Educational Reform The Debate over School Vouchers The Federal Role in Education No Child Left Behind Organizing Public Education in the States Rankings of the States: Financing Public Schools Battles over School Finances Governing Local Schools The School District Superintendents School Boards: Responsible Policymakers? The Politics of Higher Education Reading, Writing, and Religion Did You Know? The "Best-Educated" States: College v. High School GradsOn the Web 17. The Politics of Poverty, Welfare, and Health Poverty in AmericaWho are the Poor?Rankings of the States: Poverty & Lack of Health InsuranceInequality in AmericaAn Overview of Welfare PolicyWelfare ReformWhat Do You Think? Is Welfare Reform a SuccessHealth Care PolicyPolitics and Health Care ReformUp Close: The Rise and Fall of "TennCare"On the Web Photo Credits Index
Responsibility: Thomas R. Dye, Susan A. MacManus ; with the assistance of Kristine Zooberg, Andrew F. Quecan, Ralph Reid.
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