POLS 304: State and Local Government (3) (F;SS)
Critical examination of state and local governments and their governing capacities. Examination of the social and economic characteristics, legal structures, political processes, fiscal strength, leadership resources, and policy choice of state and local governments. In addition, we emphasize the similarities and differences among the states and their importance in the federal system of government. Discussion of topical issues pertaining to states would form a basis of additional discussion. No Prerequisite.