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Governing States and Localities

Governing States and Localities

Number of page: 392
Author: Kevin B. Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2015
Category: Political Science

The recession-era days of state reliance on the federal government are waning. States and localities are increasingly assertive in seeking independence from Washington’s policy priorities. Kevin Smith and Alan Greenblatt’s proven text employs a comparative approach to show how the geography, history, political culture, institutional structures, economic underpinnings, and demographics of states and localities both clash and converge in comprehensible, telling ways. Why does one state pass stricter gun control standards while another loosens them
What are the implications of state legalization of marijuana when the federal government still calls it illegal
Governing States and Localities provides students with the tools to begin answering these questions. The Fifth Edition features extensive updating on such major developments as the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the education debate over the Common Core State Standards, and the implications for residents when localities succumb to bankruptcy.

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