State and Local Politics: Institutions and Reform

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In this Fourth Edition of STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS: INSTITUTIONS AND REFORM, Donovan, Smith, Mooney, and new co-author Tracy Osborn go beyond the purely descriptive treatment usually found in state and local texts. Offering an engaging comparative approach, the Fourth Edition shows you how politics and government differ between states and communities, and points out the causes and effects of those variations. The text also focuses on what social scientists know about the effects of rules and institutions on politics and policy. This comparative, institutional framework enables you to think more analytically about the impact of institutions on policy outcomes, asks you to evaluate the effectiveness of one institutional approach over another, and encourages you to consider more sophisticated solutions. Written by four young, high-profile specialists who have contributed significantly to the field in the last decade, STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS: INSTITUTIONS AND REFORM incorporates the most recent scholarship available into the course, giving you access to perspectives that no other textbook on the market currently provides.

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Todd Donovan (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside) is a professor of Political Science at Western Washington University. He teaches state and local politics; American politics, parties, campaigns, and elections; comparative electoral systems; and introductory research methods and statistics. His research interests include direct democracy, election systems and representation, political behavior, subnational politics, and the political economy of local development. He has been published extensively in academic journals; written a number of books on direct democracy, elections, institutions, and reform; and has received numerous grants and awards for his work. He is coauthor (with Ken Hoover) of THE ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC THINKING, also published by Cengage Learning.

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"This is the best state politics textbook on the market now by a mile."-Joshua Dyck, University at Buffalo, SUNY

"[STATE & LOCAL POLITICS] presents a compelling case for why state and local politics are important and highlights to students how these areas are important. Amazing data and research! [STATE & LOCAL POLITICS makes it] easy to present complex ideas to students, plus have the beginning to go in depth for more advanced classes.... Chapter 2 is simply perfect. In fact, I wish this chapter was part of an American Politics textbook.... It is, in my opinion, the best presentation of federalism from any of my textbooks."-Harold Orndorff, Daytona State College

"[STATE & LOCAL POLITICS's] greatest strengths are clear, straightforward writing, a factual, non-ideological presentation, and incorporation of scholarly research and findings.... I have used Smith et al. Governing States and Localities. I like Donovan et al. better because it is written more clearly and less in the narrative form and provides a discussion of land use policy and metropolitan politics that is more practical."-Ruth Ann Strickland, Appalachian State University

"State and Local Politics: Institutions and Reform is well-written and researched. Its thematic approach and use of timely, relevant examples draw the reader in. The authors present a text that is both comprehensive and accessible to students.... The authors have done their homework and I really like some of their examples." -Dana Michael Harsell, University of North Dakota

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