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Civil Service Reform in the States
Civil Service Reform in the States (January 2006)
Personnel Policy and Politics at the Subnational Level
J. Edward Kellough - Editor
Lloyd G. Nigro - Editor


Assesses recent civil service reforms undertaken by state governments.

Civil Service Reform in the States examines the critical importance of civil service systems in modern government and popular efforts to reform those systems. The book provides an up-to-date analysis and assessment of public personnel reforms undertaken by various state governments since 1990 and the extent to which these re...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2 (January 2006)
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments
Frank P. Grad - Author
Robert F. Williams - Author


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


Identifies problems reformers face in drafting or amending state constitutions.

Constitutional reform requires not only good ideas but also the ability to transla...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1 (December 2005)
The Politics of State Constitutional Reform
Robert F. Williams - Editor
G. Alan Tarr - Editor


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



The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.

Through illuminating case studies of reform efforts in Alabama, Cali...(Read More)
 
 
Politics in the New South
Politics in the New South (September 2005)
Representation of African Americans in Southern State Legislatures
Charles E. Menifield - Editor
Stephen D. Shaffer - Editor

2006 V.O. Key Award presented by the Southern Political Science Association

Documents political advances made by African Americans in the South over the last twenty-five years.

This authoritative study of contemporary state legislatures in the South provides a fascinating account of how African Americans have achieved noticeable political power since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965....(Read More)
 
 
Congressional Preemption
Congressional Preemption (May 2005)
Regulatory Federalism
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Examines the use of preemption powers by Congress to completely or partially remove regulatory authority from state and local governments.

Congressional Preemption provides an in-depth account of the use of preemption powers by Congress to either partially or completely remove regulatory authority from state and local governments in a wide variety of fields. Author Joseph F. Zimmerman exposes the inadequacies of the t...(Read More)

 
 
Interstate Economic Relations
Interstate Economic Relations (August 2004)
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

A comprehensive look at the economic relations among states, and how they might be better optimized.

In this groundbreaking volume, Joseph F. Zimmerman examines interstate economic relations. He explores the history of congressional and judicial ground rules governing such relations, direct and indirect interstate trade barriers and means of their removal, and interstate competition for tax revenues, business firms, s...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts (February 2002)
A Comparative Study
Laura Langer - Author

Unveils the considerable policy-making powers of state supreme courts.

Despite having the final word on many policy issues, state supreme courts have received much less scholarly attention than the United States Supreme Court. Examining these often neglected institutions, this book demonstrates that by increasing our knowledge of the behavior of state supreme court judges across differing areas of law, we can enrich o...(Read More)
 
 
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development (May 2001)
Uses, Structures, and Impact
Craig L. Johnson - Editor
Joyce Y. Man - Editor

Examines the many issues raised by the increasing popularity of tax increment financing.

A variety of policies, programs, and strategies have been designed to provide assistance, directly or indirectly, to businesses for the purpose of promoting economic development in a community. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the uses, structures, and impacts of tax increment financing (TIF), one of th...(Read More)
 
 
Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice
Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice (April 2001)
An Exploration of Local Governance
James C. Clingermayer - Author
Richard C. Feiock - Author

Demonstrates how governmental structure and institutional rules determine who gets what in American cities.

Institutional arrangements constitute the "rules of the game" for any civil and political society. To understand urban politics and policy making, including issues dealing with economic development, zoning, constituency representation, government borrowing, and service contract decisions, discovering inst...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Party Matrix
The Political Party Matrix (April 2001)
The Persistence of Organization
J. P. Monroe - Author

Argues that the political party remains an institution whose primary purpose is to allow elites to coordinate their activities in the political area.

The Political Party Matrix
focuses on the organizational life of the party as it emerges through the collaboration of elected officials. Monroe argues that, rather than experiencing an institutional or bureaucratic rebirth, the parties remain what they have always been: ...(Read More)
 
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