State and Local Government

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The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text continues to provide the comprehensive and current coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level. The strong policy orientation of the text, as well as its unifying theme of the increased capacity and responsibility of state and local governments have established this text as the standard for this course.Web resources in every chapter foster student interest in state and local politics and policy. An enhanced text-specific web site provides additional resources for instructors and students.

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Ann O'M. Bowman (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1979) is professor and holder of the Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She teaches courses in state and local politics and policy, intergovernmental relations, environmental policy and management, and public policy process. Her research interests revolve around questions of institutional change, policy adoption and implementation, and intergovernmental dynamics. She has published numerous books and articles on these topics over the years.

Richard C. Kearney (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is professor of political science and public administration at North Carolina State University. He teaches courses in state and local politics and policy, public policy, public administration, and leadership. His research interests include comparative state politics and policy, labor relations, and human resource management policy. He has published prolifically on these and related topics.

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"Bowman and Kearney's state and local government textbook is both comprehensive and interesting in presenting the material. It opens up the complexity and necessity of state and local government for the students. It is reliable in presenting the current problems facing society and their possible solutions."

"State and Local Government is a well-balanced, comprehensive textbook that is ideal for a basic course in state and local government and politics."

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