Politics and governments of the American states.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : mountain state politics Sources of the political agenda : geography, history, economy, and political culture Public contributions to the political agenda : participation, parties, and elections Interest group politics Intergovernmental relations and the political agenda Constitutional politics The legislature The governor and executive offices The administration of state policies The budget process The judiciary Local government Policy controversies and the capacity of the state government.