State and Local Government by the People

Explores the foundations of state and local politics State and Local Government by the People is about the institutions and political forces that shape policymaking and policy outcomes. Viewing state and local governments as microcosms of what happens at the federal level, this text compares political systems and traditions across states and identifies trends and similarities that exist between them. The textshows students how government directly affects their lives and inspires them to become involved in their community. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand the development of state and local governments over time Understand the major challenges facing state and local governments today Explore how they can become involved in state or local politics Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.