Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State

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John R. Vile, Mark E. Byrnes
Vanderbilt University Press, 1998 - 303 sider
Tennessee Government and Politics offers a timely and comprehensive new survey of the state's political evolution. The book is divided into four sections that cover the state constitution, the three branches of state government, politics in Tennessee, and current issues of public policy. Individual chapters by leading experts cover such topics as the state's political history, the evolution of the state court system, local government and politics, electoral turnout, and women in politics. Former Representative Jim Cooper contributes a chapter on congressional representation, and current policy is discussed in chapters on education, prisons, and foreign investment.
With its concise historical analysis, up-to-date presentation of contemporary issues, and appended state constitution, Tennessee Government and Politics will serve teachers, politicians, government workers, journalists, and interested citizens as an essential reference book.
 

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Innhold

FOUNDATIONS
1
The Tennessee Constitution
7
INSTITUTIONS
25
The Governorship
41
Local Government and Politics
76
PART ill POLITICS
92
Women in Tennessee Politics
106
The Case of Memphis
115
POLICIES
151
A Study of Evolving Public Policy
167
Finances of Tennessee State Government
182
Constitution of the State of Tennessee
217
Notes
250
Selected Bibliography
283
Index
291
Opphavsrett

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128

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Om forfatteren (1998)

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).

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