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Alabama's State and Local Governments, Alabama's State and Local Governments, 0817307389, 0-8173-0738-9, 978-0-8173-0738-7, 9780817307387,

Alabama's State and Local Governments

Quality Paper
1994. 288 pp.
Price:  $29.95 s

In this thorough revision of the 1975 edition, the author has added material on the 1983 legislative districts, election law changes, black political participation, implementation of the unified judicial system, the 1982 city manager act, campaign finance, and the growth of political action committees, while maintaining the format that made the earlier study so useful. Retained are the careful definition of terms, the explanation of concepts, and the examples that were among the strengths of the first edition.

David L. Martin is associate professor of political science, Auburn University, and is also the author of Running City Hall: Municipal Administration in America (Alabama, 1982).


“I consider this to be of high quality. It provides an excellent overview of the structure and operation of state and local government in Alabama. The most significant improvement in the Second Edition is the very substantial updating of material.
“Footnoting is competently handled and recommended sources for further reading are pertinent and helpful. Extensive graphs, tables, charts, forms, notices, and maps serve to clarify and inform.
Alabama’s State and Local Governments will serve effectively as a basis for teaching or as a source of knowledge for anyone seeking information on government in our state.” – William J. Harkins, University of South Alabama


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