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Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer Stateby John R. Vile
Synopses & Reviews
Tennessee Government and Politics offers a timely and comprehensive new survey of the state's political evolution. With its concise historical analysis, up-to-date presentation of contemporary issues, and appended state constitution, Tennessee Government and Politics will serve as a primary text for any course on Tennessee government and as a supplemental text for broader courses in state and local government or southern politics.
Tennessee has been a bellwether of recent trends in politics and governmental policies. The state's reforms in health care, education, and economic development have anticipated changes nationwide. TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS offers a timely and comprehensive new survey of the state's political evolution.
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the organization and practice of government and politics for all citizens.
About the Author
John R. Vile is professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues (1996) and other books. His colleague, Mark Byrnes, associate professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of Politics and Space (1994).
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Michael Nelson
Tennessee's Post-Bellum Political History, by M. Lee Smith
The Constitution, by Lewis Laska
The Institutionalization of the Tennessee Legislature, 1968-1997, by Thomas D. Ungs and Frank Essex
The Governorship, by David Carleton
The Changing Court System, by Thomas Van Dervort
Local Government and Politics, by David Kanervo
Turnout and Partisanship in Tennessee Elections, by Lilliard E. Richardson, Jr. and Grant W. Neeley
Women in Tennessee Politics, by Anne Sloan
African Americans in Tennessee: The Case of Memphis, by Marcus D. Pohlmann
Representing Tennessee in Congress, by Jim Cooper
Trends in Public Opinion, by John Scheb II, William Lyons, and Grant W. Neeley
Education in the Volunteer State, by Nancy Keese and James Huffman
The Tennessee Prison System, by Richard D. Chesteen
Finances of State Government, by Kelly D. Edmiston and Matthew Murray
State Policy, Global Economy, by Steven G. Livingston
Appendix: The State Constitution
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