How American Governments Work
A Handbook of City, County, Regional, State, and Federal Operations
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About the Book
During the past two decades, many countries in the world have peacefully undergone a transition to more popular forms of self-governance. The United States represents the world model for evolving forms of democracy. This volume details how government currently works in America.
Forty essays examine the condition of all five levels of government in America—city, county, regional, state, and federal. They describe and examine the structures, operations and services provided by each level, as well as how they are financed.
About the Author(s)
Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven, and the University of Connecticut. He is a distinguished adjunct professor in the Executive MPA Program at Golden Gate University.
Edited by Roger L. Kemp
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: references, index
Copyright Date: 2007 
Table of Contents
Part I: National Election Practices 9
Part II: City Government 63
Part III: County Government 117
Part IV: Regional Government 161
Part V: State Government 219
Part VI: Federal Government 287
Part VII: Government Trends 341
Part VIII: The Future of Democracy 403
About the Contributors 431