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Governing New York State, Fourth Edition
Governing New York State, Fourth Edition (February 2001)
Jeffrey M. Stonecash - Editor

An indispensable guide to New York State's politics, political institutions, and public policies.

New York State, because of its great diversity, has more extensive social and political conflict than most states. Governing New York State: Fourth Edition provides expert assessment of how these conflicts are organized and represented, and how the political process and political institutions work to resolve them. This newly u...(Read More)
 
 
Abortion Rates in the United States
Abortion Rates in the United States (February 1996)
The Influence of Opinion and Policy
Matthew E. Wetstein - Author

Demonstrates that individual state policies on abortion closely reflect public opinion in that state and affect abortion rates, whereas national policy and policy changes have no real effect on abortion rates.

"Abortion Rates in the United States features a comprehensive treatment of an important policy topic in a single volume and incorporates sophisticated methodologies to advance our understanding of the dynami...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development
Community, Culture, and Economic Development (November 1995)
The Social Roots of Local Action
Meredith Ramsay - Author

A comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns that have rejected development.

"This is a fascinating and sophisticated account of rural politics that is much more than anecdotal. The book is unique in applying theories developed in the study of urban policy (market, growth machine, regime) to the politics of ru...(Read More)
 
 
City Executives
City Executives (January 1989)
Leadership Roles, Work Characteristics, and Time Management
David N. Ammons - Author
Charldean Newell - Author

This study explores the work life of mayors, city managers, and other top executives in city government. Based on a survey of 527 city executives and enlivened with numerous anecdotes, the book documents time allocation patterns and work routines.

City Executives makes comparisons with previous studies to show how city executives compare with managers in other types of organizations. The authors also note how city managers' role has chan...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of State and City Administration
The Politics of State and City Administration (June 1986)
Glenn Abney - Editor
Thomas P. Lauth - Editor

In The Politics of State and City Administration, Abney and Lauth take a penetrating look at the relationships of state and city administrators to the people with whom they work: legislators, councilors, chief executives, and numerous interest groups seeking to influence administrative decisions and upon whom administrators depend to achieve their objectives. The analysis is based upon information obtained from national surveys of approximat...(Read More)
 
 
Perspectives on Management Capacity Building
Perspectives on Management Capacity Building (January 1986)
Beth W. Honadle - Editor
Arnold M. Howitt - Editor

Perspectives on Management Capacity Building provides a lively spectrum of views on the problems and prospects of improving the management and performance of municipal governments in the United States. Leading specialists in public administration probe the management needs of local governments and explore ways in which they can improve their capacity to manage. Today, state and local governments are caught in the transition between the expa...(Read More)
 
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