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- DescriptionRemote and thinly populated, Maine was long insulated from many of the demographic and ecomic trends of states to the south. Maine Politics and Government traces recent changes in the state's system as agriculture, manufacturing, and maritime trades have ceded dominance to high-tech businesses, extensive commercial development, and an expanding governmental sector. This compact overview of Maine politics and government describes how the state's history and political culture have shaped its political processes, its governing institutions, and its public-policy priorities. It also highlights the shift in the role of Maine's governments in the past half century-from low-service entities to administrators of a broad range of public policies. The authors consider the impact of the influx of newcomers along the southern Maine coast, serious financial issues involving burdensome taxation, the pressing need to make the nearly five hundred units of local government more efficient, and problems attending the spread of suburbs throughout the state. Fully updated and expanded, this second edition provides a wealth of new material-maps, case studies, updated demographic information, treatment of new policies and health-care plans, and an overview of the administrations of the two most recent goverrs.
- Author BiographyKenneth T. Palmer is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Maine. G. Thomas Taylor is a professor of public administration at the University of Maine. Marcus A. LiBrizzi is an associate professor of English at the University of Maine, Machias. Jean E. Lavigne has taught at the University of Maine and was the director of Graduate Programs in Public Administration.
- Author(s)G. Thomas Taylor,Jean E. Lavigne,Kenneth T. Palmer,Marcus A. LiBrizzi
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2009
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Series TitlePolitics & Governments of the American States Series
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note3 maps, 9 tables
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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