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Horizontal Federalism
Horizontal Federalism (May 2011)
Interstate Relations
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Provides detailed information and an analysis of interstate relations, and advances recommendations to improve the economic and political union.

Cooperative interstate relations are essential for the maintenance of the economic union and the political union established by a confederacy or a federacy. This suggests that interstate relations would be featured prominently in the literature of the U.S. federal system...(Read More)
 
 
Universal Preschool
Universal Preschool (March 2009)
Policy Change, Stability, and the Pew Charitable Trusts
Brenda K. Bushouse - Author

2011 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Book Prize, presented by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Examines recent trends in state-funded preschool education.

The spectacular recent success of state-funded preschool education is revealed and explained in this absorbing study. A quiet revolution has been underway in American education policy ...(Read More)
 
 
The Government and Politics of New York State
The Government and Politics of New York State (March 2008)
Second Edition
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Comprehensive overview of New York State government and politics.

In this updated edition of his classic text, Joseph F. Zimmerman offers a balanced presentation of the institutions and political processes of the Empire State. He begins with an overview of the state and offers chapters on federal-state and interstate relations; state-local relations; the constitution; political parties, elections, and interest grou...(Read More)
 
 
Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities
Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities (January 2008)
Jerry Mitchell - Author

Examines the impact of business improvement districts on the quality of contemporary civic life.

Jerry Mitchell provides a comprehensive analysis of business improvement districts (BIDs)—public-private partnerships that shape city places into enticing destinations for people to work, live, and have fun. Responsible for the revitalization of New York’s Times Square and Seattle’s Pioneer Square, BIDs...(Read More)
 
 
Education Reform in Florida
Education Reform in Florida (March 2007)
Diversity and Equity in Public Policy
Kathryn M. Borman - Editor
Sherman Dorn - Editor

Describes and analyzes nation-leading school reforms in Florida.

In Education Reform in Florida, sociologists and historians evaluate Governor Jeb Bush’s nation-leading school reform policies since 1999. They examine the startlingly broad range of education policy changes enacted in Florida during Bush’s first term, including moves toward privatization with a voucher system, more government contro...(Read More)
 
 
Devolution and Black State Legislators
Devolution and Black State Legislators (July 2006)
Challenges and Choices in the Twenty-first Century
Tyson King-Meadows - Author
Thomas F. Schaller - Author

Comprehensive study of the state of black state legislative politics.

Devolution and Black State Legislators examines whether black state legislators can produce qualitative gains in the substantive representation of black interests. Once a battle cry by southern conservatives, “new federalism” has shifted power from Washington to the respective state governments and, ironically, has done so as ...(Read More)
 
 
Interstate Disputes
Interstate Disputes (July 2006)
The Supreme Court's Original Jurisdiction
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Examines the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in settling disputes between states.

With respect to “controversies between two or more states,” the U.S. Constitution grants original jurisdiction to the U.S. Supreme Court, and in 1789 Congress made exclusive the Court’s jurisdiction over interstate disputes. In this book, Joseph F. Zimmerman examines the role of the Supreme Court in settling disputes b...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 (April 2006)
The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform
G. Alan Tarr - Editor
Robert F. Williams - Editor


Complete 3 volume set available for special price:   State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3


Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.

This third and final volume in a series devoted to state constitutions ana...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (April 2006)
G. Alan Tarr - Editor
Frank P. Grad - Editor
Robert F. Williams - Editor


State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1

The Politics of State Constitutional Reform

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments

State Constitutions for the Twen...(Read More)
 
 
Governing New York State, Fifth Edition
Governing New York State, Fifth Edition (February 2006)
Robert F. Pecorella - Editor
Jeffrey M. Stonecash - Editor

Essays on New York State government and politics.

New York State, because of its great diversity, has more extensive social and political conflict than most states. Governing New York State: Fifth Edition provides expert assessment of how these conflicts are organized and represented, and how the political process and political institutions work to seek to resolve them. This newly updated fifth edition contain...(Read More)
 
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