Academic Papers on State & Local Politics

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A 5 page overview of the problems which confronted the United States in the years following the end of the Civil War. This paper emphasizes the process which occurred in regard to the reinstatement of statehood to those states who had seceded from the Union. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

9 pages. This paper consists of two parts. The first one develops a biography of Representative Paul Ryan of District 1 of Wisconsin. His personal background as well as his previous career are discussed. Why he ran for congress and the prior experience he had before serving in Congress, and well ...

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.

Increasingly, suburban communities that were once predominantly white are becoming more complex in their racial composition, and racial issues have become an element of city government and community business. This 16 page paper reflects on the scope of this problem, considers the impacts of racism, and relates this information in terms of government, businesses, ...

This is a 5 page paper discussing the impact of adult entertainment businesses on communities. Several cities and regions across the United States have used the argument that adult entertainment within a community has a negative impact on that community and its residents and have used this argument to implement ordinances which take into account ...

This 3-page paper answers the question of whether the government system favors larger or smaller businesses. The answer is smaller businesses and the paper discusses why this is the case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 30 page overview of emergency management. Speaking largely from the perspective of the events that unfolded prior to, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, the author addresses such aspects of emergency management as preplanning, evacuation, fire fighting, health care, and housing. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Colorado's Resistance to the "Federal Noxious Weed Act" A 5 page overview of the issues surrounding the supremacy of federal law in areas of environmental regulation. Specifically addresses federal rights in regard to the control of noxious weeds, as addressed in the 1975 "Federal Noxious Weed Act", an Act which is resented by ...

This 5 page paper looks at the basics of the Texas Constitution, including sovereignty of the people, the republican style of government, separation of powers, the role of the military and the limited form of government which results from the checks and balances incorporated in the constitution. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

10 pages. This paper looks at the differing views of American labor by two authors, Taylor E. Dark and Max Green. The differing theses of these men's works focus on the nature of the American political and governmental institutions that influence how organized labor attempts to exert influence on the public making process. Also noted is the way ...

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 ...

This paper offers an overview of the Health Care Resolution Act, introduced by Representative John Conyers in order to address the growing concerns about health care coverage in the United States. In addition to a description about the act, the paper also discusses legislative personnel in Washington County in the State of Oklahoma. Bibliography lists ...

The Davis-Bacon Act

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this 1931 act pertinent to unionized workers. The possibility of repeal, and the movement to repeal the act in the 1970s, is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Ethics Policy Review

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper assessing the policy under which a local judge faces a hearing resulting from complaints that he has not acted outside of the courtroom in ways consistent with expectations of judges. The California Commission on Judicial Performance announced in 2002 that it will conduct a hearing on the conduct of San ...

Beginning the discussion with the large scale Vietnamese immigration that occurred in California after the fall of Saigon, this 14 page paper illustrates the contention that Camp Pendleton's Tent City is credited with reshaping Southern California’s Asian population. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 5 page paper views contemporary politics in NYC through the lens of history. The history of politics of New York, with an emphasis on Tammany Hall is presented. Machine politics is discussed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 20 page research paper exploring the differing support and viewpoints of Democrats and Republicans for reform. The writer provides a brief legal history of PACs, spending of the political parties in 1990 campaigns, and Democrat support of reform affecting PACs versus the Republican block against reform in 1997-1998. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

10 pages. This is a research essay on public administration and it looks at four scholarly articles that relate to public administration and policy. Topics focus on such things as the historical cycles of centralization and decentralization, whether or not compact cities are more desirable, performance measures in public organizations and the search ...

The Boston Marathon

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper considers the nature of the Boston Marathon, how it effects the city, how it effects people, and how it raises money for the city. This paper considers how the Boston Marathon has become an important development in the history of the city. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 9 page paper describes the centralization and decentralization issues within public administration; includes a treatise on the history, the benefits, and management trends. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

8 pages in length. The Prologue to Joseph A. Schumpeter's "Capitalism, Socialism And Democracy" illustrates the social ills that have impacted the world. Through his insightful account, Schumpeter addresses such critical components as Marxist theory, monopolistic practices and history's overwhelming attempts to incorporate capitalism into a democratic society – two elements that have ...

The Political Climate of 20th Century Chicago: This 5-page essay examines the political systems of Chicago in the 20th century, while also exploring a number of events relevant to that city’s governing bodies. Chicago has had a tumultuous political history. Nonetheless, its political leadership in the late 1900’s has fought the valiant fight in ...

An 10 page essay on the 1994 Senate race in which the writer argues that the year was actually a turning point in which the emphasis on party politics began to change and candidates remained focused upon emphasizing their own individual ideals. Two New Jersey candidates are compared to each other thought this analysis (Hatayaian ...

This 6 page paper compares the ideas presented by James Goldsborough in his article, Out-of-Control Immigration with an article on the vulnerable and exploitable immigrant workforce and the need for strengthening worker protective legislation by Lora Jo Foo. No additional sources are listed.

This 3-page paper answers questions about suburban sprawl and state sovereignty rights in the wake of Bush v Gore in 2000. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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