POL 2010: American State and Local Government


Introduces the institutions, processes, and practices that exist within state and local political systems in the United States. Explains the role of state and local intergovernmental relations within the U.S. federal system. An emphasis is placed on the importance of political leadership in state and local politics, interactions between political leaders and citizens, as well as influences on state- and local-level policies.


  1. Describe the key political institutions and processes in state and local politics.
  2. Summarize state and local governmental relations within the broader U.S. federal system.
  3. Discuss key political leadership positions within state and local governments.
  4. Identify the types of services provided by state and local governments.
  5. Explain the policy-making processes that occur in state and local governments.
  6. Describe the influences on state- and local-level public policy making.




Governing states and localities (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: CQ Press (2020)
Author: Smith, K. B., & Greenblatt, A.
ISBN: 9781544325422
Price: (No information available)

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