Politics in the American States: A Comparative Analysis
Virginia Gray, Russell L. Hanson
CQ Press, 2004 - Political Science - 470 pages
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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The Socioeconomic and Political Context of States
Parties and Elections
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