This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Theme I: State Diversity 1. Demographic, economic, and political diversity. 2. Do these differences make a difference? 3. Political scientists use the comparative method to examine the relationship between these differences and political outcomes. Theme II: State Revitalization 1. States as policy laboratories that have taken on greater policy responsibilities. a. Ex. Welfare reform 2. Changes in state political institutions that try to give state government the resources they need to be more effective. a. Legislative resurgence Theme III: Texas Is Different 1. Political institutions a. Less professional legislature. b. Weaker governor. c. Judges elected in partisan elections. 2. Policy outcomes...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course GOV 335N taught by Professor Karch during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08