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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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

Introduction

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826513182
Editor:
Vile, John R.
Editor:
Byrnes, Mark E.
Editor:
Byrnes, Mark E.
Editor:
Vile, John R.
Author:
Byrn
Author:
Byrnes, Mark
Author:
Vile, John R.
Author:
es, Mark
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Location:
Nashville, Tenn. :
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Tennessee
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
Tennessee Politics and government.
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
State & Local Government
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE/State, Provincial and Local Government
Subject:
Political Science; Regional
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
short discount paperback
Series Volume:
Democracy in the Vol
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Applied

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the organization and practice of government and politics for all citizens.
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