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State and Local Government : The Essentials

ISBN: 9780618522811 | 0618522816
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Pub. Date: 9/30/2005

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This version of the top-sellingState and Local Governmentretains the unique thematic and historical approach of the comprehensive text in a condensed format. Now fully up-to-date and in a new 2-color design,Essentialsprovides explanations of the structure of state and local government, as well as their functions in the current political scene. Descriptions of public policy appear at relevant points throughout the text and are integrated into discussions to help foster student interest and involvement in state and local politics and policy. Briefer and at a lower price point than the comprehensive text,Essentialscan be used in conjunction with outside readings or with an American government survey. New!Updated coverage includes state and 2004 election results. New!Reworked and reorganized Chapter 2, Federalism and the States, includes a discussion of the Bush administration's latest approach to federalism, a strengthened and updated discussion of tribal governments, and a consideration of the challenges homeland security poses to the states. New!Revised discussions address the latest challenges states face as they deal with budget shortfalls and federal mandates. New!Increased coverage of women in state and local politics is included throughout. Chapter Recap features helps students to review key concepts in the study of state and local government. Thoroughly updated coverage of e-government and the Internet explores the impact technology has on state and local government and citizen participation. Updated and expanded Web resources in every chapter offer students the latest information on using the Internet to research state and local governments. The new and enhanced State & Local Government web site offers additional resources for students and instructors. A comprehensive examination of state and local government offers historical perspective.

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