Uses a conflict management theme to illustrate state and community politics
Politics in States and Communities is distinguished by its focus on politics, its comparative approach, its concern with thorough explanation, its interest in policy, and its focus on conflicts in states and communities. Several themes are carried on throughout the book that emphasize the importance of politics at the state and community level including the “conflict management” theme which emphasizes the sources and nature of conflict in society, how key decision makers act in conflict situations, and how “politicos” emerge and determine “who gets what.”
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Politics in States and Communities
Chapter 2. Democracy and Constitutionalism in the States
Chapter 3. States, Communities, and American Federalism
Chapter 4. Participation in State Politics
Chapter 5. Parties and Campaigns in the States
Chapter 6. Legislators in State Politics
Chapter 7. Governors in State Politics
Chapter 8. Bureaucratic Politics in States and Communities
Chapter 9. Courts, Crime, and Correctional Policy
Chapter 10. Governing America’s Communities
Chapter 11. Participation in Community Politics
Chapter 12. Metropolitics: Conflict in the Metropolis
Chapter 13. Community Power, Land Use, & The Environment
Chapter 14. The Politics of Taxation and Finance
Chapter 15. Politics and Civil Rights
Chapter 16. The Politics of Education
Chapter 17. The Politics of Poverty, Welfare, and Health
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