State and Local Government (10th edition)

State and Local Government (10th edition)

By: Ann O'M. Bowman (author), Richard C. Kearney (author)Hardback

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The 10th edition of STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT provides comprehensive and completely updated coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level. This bestselling text's theme of increased capacity and responsiveness of state and local government conveys excitement about politics at the grassroots level and is pro public service.

About Author

Ann O'M. Bowman (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1979) is professor and holder of the Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She teaches courses in state and local politics and policy, intergovernmental relations, environmental policy and management, and public policy process. Her research interests revolve around questions of institutional change, policy adoption and implementation, and intergovernmental dynamics. She has published numerous books and articles on these topics. Richard C. Kearney (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is retired as professor of political science and public administration at North Carolina State University. His career also included lengthy teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at East Carolina University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of South Carolina. His research interests include comparative state politics and policy, labor relations, and human resource management policy. He has published prolifically on these and related topics.


1. New Directions for State and Local Governments. 2. Federalism and the States: Sorting Out Roles and Responsibilities. 3. State Constitutions: The Fundamental Rules of State Government. 4. Citizen Participation and Elections. 5. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Campaigns. 6. State Legislatures. 7. Governors: Power, Politics and Executive Leadership. 8. Public Administration: Budgeting and Service Delivery. 9. The Judiciary: Independence vs. Accountability. 10. The Structure of Local Government. 11. Local Leadership and Governance. 12. State & Local Relations. 13. Taxing and Spending. 14. Economic Development. 15. Education Policy: Reading, Writing and Reform. 16. Criminal Justice: Cops and Corrections. 17. Social Welfare and Health Care Policy: Addressing Poverty and Sickness. 18. Environmental Policy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781305388475
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9781305388475
  • weight: 998
  • ISBN10: 130538847X
  • edition: 10th edition

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