Politics in the American States: A Comparative Analysis

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Virginia Gray, Russell L. Hanson
CQ Press, 2004 - Political Science - 470 pages
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Continues a tradition of combining top-notch research with innovative pedagogy, bringing students unsurpassed content, accessible writing, and comprehensive comparative analysis of the 50 states. Twenty authors actively engaged in the study of state politics and government-provide through coverage of the key topics, including foundational chapters on intergovernmental relations, and the legislative process, as well as new chapters on the initiative process and specific policy areas such as education and taxes.

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Thius is the 9th edition of a classic work on comparing politics in the American states. The first edition was published in the middle 1960s, then edited by Kenneth Vines and Herbert Jacob. This is an ... Read full review


The Socioeconomic and Political Context of States
Intergovernmental Relations
Parties and Elections

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Gray is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

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