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Solution Manual for Governing States and Localities 7th Edition Smith

Downloadable Instructor Solution Manual for Governing States and Localities 7th Edition By Kevin B. Smith, Alan Greenblatt, ISBN: 9781544325422, ISBN: 9781544370699, ISBN: 9781544380667

Table Of Content

Map of the United States
Tables, Figures, and Maps
Preface
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Introduction to State and Local Government: They Tax Dogs in West Virginia, Don’t They?

The Impact of State and Local Politics on Daily Life

The Comparative Method in Practice: Yes, They Really Do Tax Dogs in West Virginia

Recognizing the Stakes

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 2. Federalism: The Power Plan

Systems of Power

Why Federalism? The Origins of the Federal System in the United States

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism

The Constitutional Basis of Federalism

The Development of Federalism

The Supreme Court: The Umpire of Federalism

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 3. Constitutions: Operating Instructions

What State Constitutions Do: It’s Probably Different from What You Think

The Evolution of State Constitutions

The First Generation of State Constitutions

Formal Constitutional Changes

Informal Methods for Changing Constitutions

Why State Constitutions Vary

How State Constitutions Differ

Constitutions for Local Government?

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 4. Finance: Filling the Till and Paying the Bills

Show Me the Money: Where State Tax Revenues Come From

Show Me the Money: Income from Fees, Charges, and Uncle Sam

Taxing Variations among State and Local Governments

The Budget Process

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 5. Political Attitudes and Participation: Venting and Voting

Voting Rights Disputes

Elections

What Elections Are Used For

Public Opinion

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 6. Parties and Interest Groups: Elephants, Donkeys, and Cash Cows

A Primer on Political Parties

Party Competition: Why Some States Are More Competitive Than Others

Third Parties and Independents

Interest Groups and Lobbies

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 7. Legislatures: The Art of Herding Cats

The Job of Legislatures

Organization and Operation of Legislatures

State Legislators

The Citizens’ Whipping Boy: Legislators and Public Opinion

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 8. Governors and Executives: There Is No Such Thing as Absolute Power

The Job of Governor

The Powers of Governors

Becoming Governor and Staying Governor

Other Executive Offices

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 9. Courts: Turning Law into Politics

The Role and Structure of State Courts

Selecting Judges

Prosecution and Defense of Cases in State Courts

How Courts Are Changing

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 10. Bureaucracy: What Nobody Wants but Everybody Needs

What Is Bureaucracy?

What Does Bureaucracy Do?

What Is “Enough” Bureaucracy?

Measuring Bureaucratic Effectiveness: It Does a Better Job Than You Think

State Bureaucracy: From Patronage to Professionalism

Politics and the Merit System

If Not Merit . . . Then What?

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 11. Local Government: Function Follows Form

The Many Faces of Local Government

The Organization and Responsibilities of Local Governments

Municipalities

Working within Limits: The Powers and Constraints of Local Government

Participation in Local Government

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 12. Metropolitics: The Hole Problem of Government

The Missing Level of Government

Sprawl: How Metropolitan Regions Grow

The Cons of Metropolitan Growth

Government Reform in Metropolitan Areas

The Case against Reform: Public Choice and the Tiebout Model

Rural Metropolitics

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 13. Education: Reading, Writing, and Regulation

Organization and Leadership: Schools Have Many Bosses

Money Matters

The Pressure to Perform

Many Brands on the School Reform Shelf

Choosing Wisely: Alternatives to Public Schools

Can’t Tell the Players without a Program: Groups That Influence Public Education

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 14. Crime and Punishment

Private Wrongs, Public Justice

Principle versus Practice in Common Law

Prison Nation

Mass Arrests and Incarceration

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 15. Health and Welfare: State, Heal Thyself!

Government’s Role in Health

How Government Got into the Health Care Biz

The Devolution Revolution

The Rise of the Health Care State

Issues to Watch

What Is Good Health Anyway?

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Chapter 16. Environment and Climate Change: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Environmental Conflict between Washington and the States

The Partisan Divide on Climate

States Get Serious about the Environment

Issues to Watch

Adaptation

Conclusion

Top Ten Takeaways

Key Concepts

Suggested Websites

Notes
Glossary
Index