Kevin B. Smith ; Alan H. Greenblatt
The trusted and proven Governing States and Localities guides you through the contentious environment of state and local politics and focuses on the role that economic and budget pressures play on issues facing state and local governments. Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt use a comparative method to illustrate how and why states and regions are similar to one another as well as how and why they are distinct from one another through their engaging journalistic writing and crisp story telling. The Seventh Edition has been meticulously updated to take into account major developments such as state vs. federal conflicts over immigration reform, school shootings, and gun control; the impact of the presidency of Donald Trump on intergovernmental relations and issues of central interest to states and localities; and the lingering effects of the Great Recession. These are just a few examples of major developments that have been taken into account in the Seventh Edition.