Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Governing States and LocalitiesNinth Edition!

From the lingering but long-lasting effects of the COVID pandemic to the growing diffusion of partisan polarization through the various levels of government, the Ninth Edition of Governing States and Localities introduces students to the most recent challenges, developments, and political changes impacting state and local politics. Employing a comparative approach, bestselling authors Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt illustrate the similarities and differences in the way state and local governments operate to show students the real-world application of policy and politics. Following a crisp journalistic style that keep students engaged, this edition provides a comprehensive introduction to state and local governments that is easily accessible to undergraduates in a variety of majors.

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We gratefully acknowledge Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.