The Oxford Handbook of American State and Local Government

Hardcover | May 14, 2014

EditorDonald P. Haider-markel

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The Oxford Handbook of American State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook willhave a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policyin the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

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The Oxford Handbook of American State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook willhave a substantial influence in defining the ...

Donald P. Haider-Markel is Professor of political science at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching is focused on the representation of interests in the policy process and the dynamics between public opinion and policy. He has authored or co-authored over 45 refereed articles, multiple book chapters, and several books in a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. Introduction1. Donald P. Haider-Markel: Sub-National Political Science2. John Dinan: Relations between State and National Governments3. Robert Agranoff: Relations between Local and National Governments4. Carol S. Weissert and Jessica Ice: Relations between State and Local GovernmentsII. Political Behavior in the States and Localities5. Brady Baybeck: Local Political Participation6. Carolyn Tolbert and William W. Franko: State Political Participation7. Anthony Nownes: Local and State Interest Group Organizations8. Joel W. Paddock: Local and State Political Parties9. Timothy Krebs: Local Campaigns and Elections10. William D. Hicks and Daniel A. Smith: State Campaigns and ElectionsIII. State Political Institutions11. John Kincaid: Early State History and Constitutions12. Shawn Bowler and Todd Donovan: State Direct Democracy13. Keith Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund, and Nancy Martorano Miller: State Legislatures14. Margaret Ferguson: State Executives15. Chris Bonneau and Brent Boyea: State Courts16. George A. Krause and Neil Woods: State Bureaucracy: Policy Delegation, Comparative Institutional Capacity, and Administrative Politics in the American StatesV. Local Political Institutions17. Megan Mullin: Local Boundaries18. Suzanne Leland and Holly Whisman: Local Legislatures19. Richard C. Feiock and Jungah Bae: Local Executives20. Richard A. Brisbin, Jr.: Local Courts21. Kelly M. LeRoux: Local BureaucracyVI. Sub-National Public Policy Processes22. Zoltan Hajnal: The Context of Local Policymaking23. Robert C. Lowery: The Context of State Policy Policymaking24. William G. Jacoby and Saundra K. Schneider: State Policy and Democratic Representation25. Christine Kelleher Palus, Villanova University: Local Policy and Democratic RepresentationVII. Sub-National Public Policies26. James Garand, Justin Ulrich, and Ping Xu: Fiscal Policy27. Paul Brace: Economic Development Policy (local and state)28. Paul Manna: Education Policy29. Mark Carl Rom: Social Welfare Policy30. Charles Barrilleaux: Health Care Policy31. Garrick Percival: Criminal Justice Policy (and policing)32. Alesha Doan: Morality Policy33. Michael D. Jones, Elizabeth A. Shanahan and Lisa J. Hammer: Environmental Policy34. Paul Teske and Colin Provost: Regulatory Policy35. Richard Fording and John Poe: Policies Towards Minority PopulationsVIII. Conclusion36. Fred Boehmke and Regina P. Branton: Sub-National Politics: A Methodological Perspective37. Bertram Johnson: Sub-National Politics: A National Political Perspective38. Nicole Bolleyer: Sub-National Politics: A Comparative Perspective39. Donald P. Haider-Markel: The Future of Sub-National Political Research