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ISBN-13 9780205745500ISBN-10 0205745504
ISBN-10 0205745490ISBN-13 9780205745494
Author(s): John J. Harrigan; David C. Nice
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 560

Explores the dynamics of state and community politics

Politics and Policy in States and Communities explores the major issues facing states and localities and traces how the institutions of state and local government have changed over the years.  The book explores topics such as the dramatic waves of reform in state and local government since World War II; the unprecedented role that governments play in today’s political economy; and social conflicts over ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, and religion.

Learning Goals:

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Explore how they can participate in state or local politics

  • Understand the major issues facing state and local governments today

  • Understand how state and local governments have changed over time