328 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 60 tables, 14 figs., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5876-9
Published: May 2008
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0658-3
Published: September 2012
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In the eleven essays collected here, leading scholars of North Carolina politics offer a systematic analysis of North Carolina's politics and policy, placed in the context of its own history as well as the politics and policies of other states. Topics discussed include the evolution of politics and political institutions; the roles of governors, the judicial branch, interest groups, and party systems; and the part played by economic development and environmental policy. Contributors also address how geography affects politics within the state, region, and nation. Designed with students and interested citizens in mind, this collection provides an excellent introduction to contemporary North Carolina politics and government.
Hunter Bacot, Elon University
Christopher A. Cooper, Western Carolina University
Thomas F. Eamon, East Carolina University
Jack D. Fleer, Wake Forest University
Dennis O. Grady, Appalachian State University
Ferrel Guillory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sean Hildebrand, Western Carolina University
Jonathan Kanipe, Town Manager, Catawba, North Carolina
H. Gibbs Knotts, Western Carolina University
Adam J. Newmark, Appalachian State University
Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ruth Ann Strickland, Appalachian State University
James H. Svara, Arizona State University
Timothy Vercellotti, Rutgers University
About the Authors
Christopher A. Cooper is MPA director and assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University.
For more information about Christopher A. Cooper, visit the Author Page.
H. Gibbs Knotts is department head and associate professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University.
For more information about H. Gibbs Knotts, visit the Author Page.
"Provides a useful overview for scholars of contemporary politics and is especially serviceable as a supplemental text for those who teach political science in North Carolina."--Journal of Southern History
"An interesting and cohesive analysis of the current state of the state's public life."--NC Historical Review
“This volume is a valuable addition to the scholarly literature on North Carolina government and politics and is an essential text for students interested in the politics of the state.”--William V. Moore, College of Charleston
“This is a very fine collection. All the authors of the individual chapters have experience teaching and researching in the Old North State. They have a very solid understanding of the state, its politics, and how certain things operate.”--Thad L. Beyle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill