OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

ISBN : 9780198778462

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Author: 
Donald P. Haider Markel
Pages
976 Pages
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Paperback
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171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Mar 2016
Series
Oxford Handbooks of American Politics
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The Oxford Handbook of 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 will have 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 policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

Index: 

I. Introduction

I. Introduction
1 Donald P. Haider-Markel: Sub-National Political Science
2 John Dinan: Relations between State and National Governments
3 Robert Agranoff: Relations between Local and National Governments
4 Carol S. Weissert and Jessica Ice: Relations between State and Local Governments

II. Political Behavior in the States and Localities
5 Brady Baybeck: Local Political Participation
6 Carolyn Tolbert and William W. Franko: State Political Participation
7 Anthony Nownes: Local and State Interest Group Organizations
8 Joel W. Paddock: Local and State Political Parties
9 Timothy Krebs: Local Campaigns and Elections
10 William D. Hicks and Daniel A. Smith: State Campaigns and Elections

III. State Political Institutions
11 John Kincaid: Early State History and Constitutions
12 Shawn Bowler and Todd Donovan: State Direct Democracy
13 Keith Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund, and Nancy Martorano Miller: State Legislatures
14 Margaret Ferguson: State Executives
15 Chris Bonneau and Brent Boyea: State Courts
16 George A. Krause and Neil Woods: State Bureaucracy: Policy Delegation, Comparative Institutional Capacity, and Administrative Politics in the American States

V. Local Political Institutions
17 Megan Mullin: Local Boundaries
18 Suzanne Leland and Holly Whisman: Local Legislatures
19 Richard C. Feiock and Jungah Bae: Local Executives
20 Richard A. Brisbin, Jr.: Local Courts
21 Kelly M. LeRoux: Local Bureaucracy

VI. Sub-National Public Policy Processes
22 Zoltan Hajnal: The Context of Local Policymaking
23 Robert C. Lowery: The Context of State Policy Policymaking
24 William G. Jacoby and Saundra K. Schneider: State Policy and Democratic Representation
25 Christine Kelleher Palus, Villanova University: Local Policy and Democratic Representation

VII. Sub-National Public Policies
26 James Garand, Justin Ulrich, and Ping Xu: Fiscal Policy
27 Paul Brace: Economic Development Policy (local and state)
28 Paul Manna: Education Policy
29 Mark Carl Rom: Social Welfare Policy
30 Charles Barrilleaux: Health Care Policy
31 Garrick Percival: Criminal Justice Policy (and policing)
32 Alesha Doan: Morality Policy
33 Michael D. Jones, Elizabeth A. Shanahan and Lisa J. Hammer: Environmental Policy
34 Paul Teske and Colin Provost: Regulatory Policy
35 Richard Fording and John Poe: Policies Towards Minority Populations

VIII. Conclusion
36 Fred Boehmke and Regina P. Branton: Sub-National Politics: A Methodological Perspective
37 Bertram Johnson: Sub-National Politics: A National Political Perspective
38 Nicole Bolleyer: Sub-National Politics: A Comparative Perspective
39 Donald P. Haider-Markel: The Future of Sub-National Political Research

About the author: 

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 range of issue areas, including the environment, religion and the culture wars, civil rights, criminal justice, and terrorism. He has been recipient or co-recipient of grants from the EPA STAR program, the National Science Foundation, and the American Psychological Foundation.

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