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NCJ Number: 122499 Find in a Library
Title: State and Local Government Political Dictionary
Author(s): J M Elliot; S R Ali
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 339
Sponsoring Agency: ABC-Clio, Inc
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87436-417-5
Sale Source: ABC-Clio, Inc
P.O. Box 1911
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
United States of America
Type: Dictionary
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The dual purpose of this volume is to present factual information about State and local political institutions, processes, and politics and to encourage citizen participation in the daily affairs of a city or State.
Abstract: The 290 entries in this political dictionary include brief definitions as well as the historical roots and contemporary meaning of each concept. The items are categorized into subject-matter chapters similar to topics covered in most leading textbooks: Federal and State constitutions; intergovernmental relations; parties and elections; legislative branch; executive branch; judicial branch; bureaucracy and civil service; counties, districts, and towns and townships; cities and metropolitan areas; financing State and local government; and citizen needs and government policy. Most entries include extensive cross-references. The book's format lends itself to several applications: a dictionary and reference guide; a study guide for introductory courses in intergovernmental relations; a textbook supplement; a source of review material for political science majors; and a social science aid for use in business, education, government, and journalism.
Main Term(s): Local government; State government
Index Term(s): State constitutions
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