The New Politics of North Carolina

The New Politics of North Carolina

eBook - 2008
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In 1949, political scientist V. O. Key described North Carolina as a "progressive plutocracy." He argued that in the areas of industrial development, public education and race relations, North Carolina appeared progressive when compared to other southern states. Reconsidering Key's evaluation nearly 60 years later, contributors to this volume find North Carolina losing ground as a progressive leader in the south. The "new politics" of the state involves a combination of new and old: new opportunities and challenges have forced the state to change, but the old culture still remains a powerful force. In the 11 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. Contributors: 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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9781469606583
1469606585
0807858765
9780807858769
0807831913
9780807831915
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 314 pages) : illustrations, maps

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