State Politics Products

  • Block Granting Medicaid

    A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

    By Edward Alan Miller

    Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently characterized by substantial uncertainty deriving from the lingering effects of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 5th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    The fifth edition of this popular text is now expanded and updated to better fit the needs of a stand-alone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most…

    Paperback – 2015-08-07

  • Interfaith Advocacy

    The Role of Religious Coalitions in the Political Process

    By Katherine E. Knutson

    Using the historic Minnesota state government shutdown of 2011 as a backdrop, Interfaith Advocacy describes the work of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith advocacy group that brings together leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions to advocate on…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Lone Star Tarnished

    A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, 2nd Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, 2nd edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical…

    Paperback – 2014-10-13

  • Comparative Federalism and Intergovernmental Agreements

    Analyzing Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States

    By Jeffrey Parker

    Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to…

    Hardback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • Something's in the Air

    Race, Crime, and the Legalization of Marijuana

    Edited by Katherine Tate, James Lance Taylor, Mark Q. Sawyer

    America’s drug laws have always exerted an unequal and unfair toll on Blacks and Latinos, who are arrested more often than Whites for the possession of illegal drugs and given harsher sentences. In this volume, contributors ask how would marijuana legalization affect communities of color? Is…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13

  • New Orleans in the Atlantic World

    Between Land and Sea

    Edited by William Boelhower

    The thematic project ‘New Orleans in the Atlantic World’ was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city’s identity and destiny belong to the broader Caribbean and Atlantic worlds as perhaps no other American city does. Balanced…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08

  • Direct Democracy and Minority Rights

    A Critical Assessment of the Tyranny of the Majority in the American States

    By Daniel Lewis

    This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy—institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum—endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • Rethinking California

    Politics and Policy in the Golden State, 2nd Edition

    By Matthew Cahn, David Shafie, H. Eric Schockman

    This book explores the state of California — viewing the state as a holistic political culture that reflects the influence of multiple cultures, ethnic groups, and communities of interest. It starts with a broad historical foundation, and travels through cultural analyses and institutional…

    Paperback – 2009-07-08

  • Power and Politics in California

    9th Edition

    By Ken Debow, John C Syer

    Now in its ninth edition,Power and Politics in California continues its tradition of asking Californians to take a hard and systematic look at their state governance, and engage themselves in a critical analysis of what is working, what is not, and what changes need to be made for the state to meet…

    Paperback – 2008-02-29

  • Politics and Government in California

    17th Edition

    By Bernard Hyink, David Provost

    Politics and Government in California is an even-handed, comprehensive account of the organization and function of California state and local governments.Focusing on how state and local governments can most effectively address the challenges facing California today, the Seventeenth Edition is…

    Paperback – 2006-07-13

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