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9780618214594

State and Local Government

by: Unknown
  • ISBN 13:

    9780618214594

  • ISBN 10:

    0618214593

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/17/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This brief version of the top-sellingState and Local Governmentretains the unique thematic and historical approach of the comprehensive text in 12 chapters compared to 16. The condensed format provides explanations of the structure of state and local government, as well as their functions in the current political scene. In addition, descriptions of public policy issues appear at relevant points throughout the text and are better integrated into discussed topics. Coverage of e-government and the Internet explores how technology affects state and local government and citizen participation. Up-to-date policy focus addresses important issues facing government at this level and includes topics such as education, economic development, criminal justice, the environment, social welfare, and healthcare. Discussion of the slowed pace of "devolution" since September 11 is included in Chapter 2.

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