No previous book has pulled together into one place a single, comprehensive volume that provides up-to-date coverage of state government and politics, along with the statesa current and future public policies. This new book does just that, offering students, scholars, citizens, policy advocates, and state specialists accessible information on state politics and policy in 34 topical chapters written by experts in the field. The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. statesa complex and changing political spheres. Those who use this volumeafrom experienced scholars to neophytesacan rely upon the guide to provide: Basic factual information on state politics and policy Core explanatory frameworks and competing arguments Insightful coverage of major policy areas as they have played out in the states.For example, for the 2011a2012 academic year California saw the highest increase in tuition and fees at public universities, with growth of over 8 percent. Since Student demonstrators sit and block the Bruin Plaza walkway on the University ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Guide to State Politics and Policy|
|Author||:||Richard G. Niemi, Joshua J. Dyck|
|Publisher||:||CQ Press - 2013-10-18|