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State & local government

Author: Ann O'M Bowman; Richard C Kearney
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1990.
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This ... text examines the institutions, processes, and politics of state and local government. The authors unify their presentation with a consistent theme: the increasing capacity and vitality of nonnational governments. Features of this text include: Thorough analysis of policy issues ... "Politics and policy" and "profile" boxes that focus on significant issues, individuals, and localities. Numerous contemporary  Read more...
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Bowman, Ann O'M., 1948-
State & local government.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1990
(OCoLC)755034613
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann O'M Bowman; Richard C Kearney
ISBN: 0395464056 9780395464052
OCLC Number: 21148398
Description: xviii, 542, 47 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: New directions for state and local government --
Evolution of federalism --
Federalism and public policy --
State constitutions --Participation and interest groups --
Political parties, elections, and campaigns --
Governors --
Bureaucracy --
State legislatures --
Judiciary --Structure of local government --
Local leadership --
State and local finance --State-local relations --
Education policy --
Economic development --
Criminal justice --
Environmental policy.
Other Titles: State and local government.
Responsibility: Ann O'M. Bowman, Richard C. Kearney ; [illustrations by ANCO-Boston, Inc. ; maps by Sanderson Associates].

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This ... text examines the institutions, processes, and politics of state and local government. The authors unify their presentation with a consistent theme: the increasing capacity and vitality of nonnational governments. Features of this text include: Thorough analysis of policy issues ... "Politics and policy" and "profile" boxes that focus on significant issues, individuals, and localities. Numerous contemporary examples from every region of the country. Substantial attention to local government ...-Back cover.

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