Guide to State Politics and Policy

Editors: Niemi, Richard G. and Dyck, Joshua J.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: CQ Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $244.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $366.00
ISBN: 978-1-4522-1996-7
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 122
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. states complex and changing political spheres.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Past, Present, and Future of State Politics and Policy Research
  • Federalism
  • Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
  • The Past, Present, and Future Role of State Constitutions
  • Geography, Political Culture, and American Politics
  • Interstate Interactions
  • Elections and Voter Participation
  • Democratic Responsiveness
  • Initiative and Referendum
  • Election Administration
  • Influences on State Elections
  • Parties, Interest Groups, and Media
  • State Party Organizations
  • Interest Groups and Their Influence
  • Regulating Interest Groups in the States
  • Media Politics in the States
  • Legislatures
  • History and Development of State Legislatures, 1619 to 1961
  • Districting
  • Legislative Diversity
  • Leadership and Committee Organization
  • Legislative Reform
  • Executive Branch
  • Gubernatorial Backgrounds, History, Elections, Powers
  • Bureaucracy
  • Courts
  • Organization and Structure of State Courts
  • Judicial Selection and Retention of State Court Judges
  • Specialization in the Courts
  • Courts and the Initiative and Referendum Process
  • Public Policy
  • Policy Process in the States
  • Innovations and Diffusion
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Moral Issues
  • Criminal Justice Policy and Public Safety in the American States
  • Education Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Welfare
  • Guide to Information and Data About the States