State and Local Government by the People (16th Edition)

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Explores the foundations of state and local politics

 

State and Local Government by the People is about the institutions and political forces that shape policymaking and policy outcomes. Viewing state and local governments as microcosms of what happens at the federal level, this text compares political systems and traditions across states and identifies trends and similarities that exist between them. The textshows students how government directly affects their lives and inspires them to become involved in their community.

 

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Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the development of state and local governments over time
  • Understand the major challenges facing state and local governments today
  • Explore how they can become involved in state or local politics

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David B. Magleby is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University (BYU). He is nationally recognized for his expertise on direct democracy, voting behavior, and campaign finance. Dave is also the recipient of many teaching awards, including the 1990 Utah Professor of the Year Award, the 2001 Rowman & Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science, and several department and university awards.

 

Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. He has worked on Capitol Hill as a senior committee staffer in the U.S. Senate and as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives. Paul is the founding director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Public Service and continues his research on how to invite Americans to serve their communities through public service.

 

Christine L. Nemacheck is the Alumni Memorial Distinguished Associate Professor of Government at The College of William & Mary. Her research focuses on judicial selection and the role of the courts in a separation-of-powers system. Chris has received a number of awards for her teaching and research activity, including the Alumni Fellowship Award for excellence in teaching at The College of William & Mary.

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