By Ethan G. Sribnick

ISBN-10: 0812240952

ISBN-13: 9780812240955

From l. a. Follette to Faubus, from Rockefeller to Reagan, U.S. governors have addressed probably the most contentious coverage questions of the 20th century. In doing so, they not just spoke back to dramatic alterations within the political panorama, they formed that panorama. The effect of governors has been felt either in the states and around the state. it really is telling that 4 of the final 5 U.S. Presidents have been former nation governors.

A Legacy of Innovation: Governors and Public Policy examines the altering position of the country governor throughout the "American Century." during this quantity, best political scientists, historians, and reporters music the evolution of gubernatorial management because it has handled serious matters, together with conservation, transportation, civil rights, schooling, globalization, and health and wellbeing care. because the so much obvious kingdom officers, twentieth-century governors frequently came across themselves on the heart of America's conflicting political traits. A Legacy of Innovation describes how they negotiated the tensions among expanding democratization and the will for professional regulate, the increase of curiosity teams and death of political events, the pull of regionalism opposed to starting to be nationalism, and the emerging call for for public companies in a society that fears centralized govt. of their responses to those conflicts, governors assisted in shaping the associations of recent American government.

As country governments face new coverage demanding situations within the twenty-first century, A Legacy of Innovation will function a beneficial resource of data for political scientists and coverage makers alike.

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