Academic Papers on State & Local Politics

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A 5 page overview of the book titled 'State and Local Politics' by Robert S. Lorch. The book is breifly discussed chapter by chapter with deatils here an there. The point is made that state governments are essential to ensure that the country runs smoothly for the needs of everyone cannot be met by the ...

A 5 page paper discussing newer ways through which the small recreational facility can find funding. In budget-cutting times, those wishing to either create new recreational opportunities or enhancing those already in existence increasingly are faced with the need to take a more creative view of the issue of funding. Funding for small ...

The Vermont Papers

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page analysis of the book by Frank Bryan and John McClaughry which proposes to radically change governance in the state of Vermont. The authors would change the fundamental unit of state government to 'shires,' that is, small geographical regions with about 10,000 citizens each. The writer shows how this concept could have radical ...

An 8 page overview of the economic considerations of legalized gaming casinos for state and local governments, including increases in tax revenues, increases in crime and other social problems related to gambling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

5 pages in length. Gambling on the Indian Reservation has come under some concern of late with last election's Proposition 5 in California, which sought to attain state approval for casino operation. In effect, it has pit tribes against commercial casino interests. A yes vote on Proposition 5 was structured so that ...

A 5 page essay exploring the NY Senator's record on issues such as crime and welfare reform. The Senator's constituency is described, the committees on which he sits are listed, and the power this one Senator exercises is discussed. As Chairman of the Senate Bank Committee, D'Amato is able to wield a significant amount of ...

The evolution of public transportation in New York City is described in this 12 page paper. The writer covers various issues, problems, and other matters that have confronted the city's public transportation department .. examining how some of those still persist today. Bibliography lists17 sources.

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the elements that have impacted a shift in minority activity in local and state government represented in Gainesville, and demonstrates this same change in much of the state of Florida. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 25 page paper looks at the New York City Transit System, with a focus on its bus service. An original study is included which focuses on complaints regarding bus service. Two bus lines were selected and explored in detail, one from Manhattan and the other from Brooklyn. The conclusion reveals that the more upscale ...

A 4 page review of recent changes in state law regarding child, domestic, and elderly abuse. The paper provides statutes for New York and California laws in regards to all forms of domestic violence and elderly fraud, and discusses other state statutes enacted. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

An 8 page paper which discusses the pros and cons of ticket scalping with primary focus upon ticket scalping in New Jersey. Various events around the country are finding themselves at the mercy of ticket scalpers. These scalpers come in the form of individuals looking to make an extra buck, ticket brokers, ticket agencies, and ...

In this 10 page research paper, the writer explores one of Boston's oldest subway lines. Specifically examined are the social and economic issues concerning its maintenance. Central to this discussion is an analysis of whether or not the Green Line Subway should continue to be operated in today's modern Boston. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

11 pages in length. Paper deals with the issues of immigration as it relates to Californian socio-politics. Discussed are the elements of labor, education, etc; Proposition 187 is frequently mentioned..The writer acknowledges the problems associated with immigration but maintains that Proposition 187 is not the way to solve them. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

8 pages in length. An insightful look at the sociopolitical controversy over California's Proposition 187 in which the writer highlights a number of exemplary cases and arguments to ultimately conclude that a nation built by immigrants, with a promise of an open door and opportunity for all only inherently contradicts itself when it closes educational ...

A 6 page research paper investigating the book written as a follow-up report to the urban re-development project in Sacramento. A contrast is made between specific elements in the original plan vs. the follow-up report vs. residents' letters to the editor. Bibliography is included.

A 5 page paper on Port Jacksonville, Florida (an area with many specially designed facilities tailored specifically for the automobile trade) and the problems that it faced during the early and mid-1990's as a result of increased competition between cities and states. The writer analyzes Port Jacksonville's competitive environment and makes determinations about its not-so-bright ...

A 12 page research paper on the creation, functions activities and demise of the Commission during the Civil Rights era . The writer details the purposes of the Commission, its overt and covert activities to sustain the racial status quo, and the litigation surrounding its demise. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

4 pages in length. A heartfelt look at the controversy in New Mexico over defiance of Federal land sanctions. The people of this state made national news when they banded together to literally fight the government for their right to maintain public lands. A good overview of the movement, its seriousness, and its importance to ...

A 6 page paper on the TVA that explores the political forces behind its establishment, its mission statement, and how the TVA cultivates customers through community involvement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Charity Care

  • 12 page paper

12 pages on charity care based largely upon the writer's own experience as an intern for the New Jersey State Legislature's 20th District. Various socio-political issues such as non-profit claims and taxes are examined both objectively and subjectively. A bibliography lists 4 sources.

6 pages in length. An excellent model for those studying local politics. The writer chooses a specific municipality that might as well be anywhere in the United States and discusses all pertinent demographic issues including: geography, population, socioeconomics, class division, real estate, budget & finance, government & bureaucracy, and current issues. A telephone number for ...

Christine Todd Whitman is the focus of this 8 page paper that analyzes this very close election. Policies are discussed, including the divisive issue of abortion. The third party Libertarian candidate was deemed to be a factor in her victory. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 6 page paper on the town of Montclair, New Jersey (typical suburbia) in which the writer address the municipality's key demographics including : population, distribution of wealth, education, geography, political economy, current events, and more. Bibliography lists 3+ sources.

This 15 page report review the function of a U.S. Senator's office, its purpose, function, and structure. In specific, the report looks at Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and her role in service to both the people of Texas and the rest of the citizens of the U.S.A. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Fort Worth Business

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page overview of business development in Fort Worth. Presents a largely positive view but introduces the question as to whether this development can be expected to pay for itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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