POLS 2900WW - Introduction to State and Local Government

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This course is a survey of state and local government. Political, economic, social and cultural factors will be considered. It will also include an examination of the following topics; A comparative analysis of the structure and function of the 50 American state governments; policy determination process and the significant variables which pattern this process; Broad introduction to the political structure and operations of state and local governments; Role and power of state and local governments; government institutions; political parties and interest groups; public policy; state constitutions.

General Information about the Metro State and Local Government Course

State and Local Government Course Flyer

Online Syllabus for State and Local Government

State and Local Government on the Net

Publisher Web Site

Text Book Chapter Summaries

State and Local Government Power Points

Proposed Course Outline

Other Excellent Resource Links:

Council of State Governments

Official Web Sites of States and Local Governments

State Politics and Policy Quarterly

State Constitutions and Codes

State Tax Information

This site was developed with the assistance of the Metropolitan Community College Social Science Action Council Subcommittee on Government and Community Relations. Members include Jim Van Arsdall, John McClain, and Sally Ganem.