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  • Intergovernmental Relations in Transition

    Reflections and Directions

    Edited by Carl W. Stenberg, David K. Hamilton

    The field of intergovernmental relations has changed substantially in the past two decades, and it holds a critical and evolving role in the US federal system as well as in public policy and management. Building upon the legacy of Deil S.Wright’s scholarship, this collection of essays by…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07 
    Routledge

  • Economic Development and Governance in Small Town America

    Paths to Growth

    By Daniel Bliss

    Who governs? And why? How do they govern? These remain vital questions in the politics of our small cities and towns. In this new book, author Daniel Bliss takes issue with those who believe that small towns and cities are fatally vulnerable to the pressures of a global economy. Based on in-depth…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19 
    Routledge

  • Lone Star Tarnished

    A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, 3rd 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, Third Edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06
    Routledge

  • Capital Mobilization and Regional Financial Markets

    The Pacific Coast States, 1850-1920

    By Kerry Odell

    Originally published in 1992, Capital Mobilization and Regional Financial Markets, argues that barriers to financial flows within regions may be as important in affecting capital flows as interregional barriers. The book conjectures that regional markets allow efficient mobilization of local funds…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Financial Markets

  • Regulating Judicial Elections

    Assessing State Codes of Judicial Conduct

    By C. Scott Peters

    State judicial elections are governed by a unique set of rules that enforce longstanding norms of judicial independence by limiting how judicial candidates campaign. These rules have been a key part of recent debates over judicial elections and have been the subject of several U.S. Supreme Court…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Google and Democracy

    Politics and the Power of the Internet

    By Sean Richey, J. Benjamin Taylor

    For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet. A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely powerful and important component to American…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge

  • Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 6th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Cal Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • Climate and Clean Energy Policy

    State Institutions and Economic Implications

    By Benjamin H. Deitchman

    State climate and clean energy policy will play a critical role in the future of the political dialogue and economic development. Policymakers from around the world already recognize the leadership of American states in this domain. Rooted in public policy theory, and employing a mixed-methods…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • Judicial Elections in the 21st Century

    Edited by Chris W. Bonneau, Melinda Gann Hall

    Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections. Starting with recent transformations in the electoral landscape, including those brought about by U.S. Supreme Court rulings, this volume provides penetrating analyses of partisan, nonpartisan, and retention…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • The Context of Legislating

    Constraints on the Legislative Process in the United States

    By Shannon Jenkins

    The Context of Legislating provides a much-needed examination of how the rules, resources, and political conditions within and surrounding different institutions raise or lower the costs of legislating. Using data tracking over 1,100 legislators, 230 committees and 12,000 bills introduced in ten…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

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