Georgia's Constitution and Government, 10th Edition
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Georgia's Constitution and Government, 10th Edition

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Pages: 114

Trim size: 5.000in x 8.000in

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Paperback

Pub Date: 09/01/2024

ISBN: 9-780-8203-6745-3

List Price: $15.95

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Pub Date: 09/01/2024

ISBN: 9-780-8203-6746-0

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Pub Date: 09/01/2024

ISBN: 9-780-8203-6747-7

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Georgia's Constitution and Government, 10th Edition

A new and revised edition of Georgia’s constitution and government

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By state law, graduates of public colleges and universities in Georgia must demonstrate proficiency with both the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. This widely used textbook helps students satisfy that requirement, either in courses or by examination. This brief and affordable study aid begins with a discussion of the ways that state and local governments, in providing services and allocating funds, affect our daily lives. Subsequent chapters are devoted to
- the development of our federal system and the importance of constitutions in establishing authority, distributing power, and formalizing procedures
- how the various state constitutions differ from each other, even as they all complement the U.S. Constitution
- how constitutions in Georgia have been amended or replaced
- Georgia’s governmental institutions at the state, county, and city levels
- elections in Georgia, including the basic ground rules for holding primaries, general elections, and runoffs

Key terms and concepts are covered throughout the book, as well as important court cases at the national and state level. In addition, helpful lists, diagrams, and tables summarize and compare such information as:
- the structure of Georgia’s court system
- the number of constitutions each of the fifty states has had, the number of times each state’s constitution has - been amended, and the length of each state’s current constitution
- various procedures used by the states to amend their constitutions
- Georgia’s ten constitutions, with highlights of their major changes or features
- the number of amendments voted on in Georgia from 1984 to 2012
- the executive branch officials elected by the public across states
- the constitutional boards and commissions in Georgia, with details on the methods by which members are chosen
- the number and types of local governments in Georgia since 1952, including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts
- the major federal cases in which Georgia has been a party, on issues of discrimination, representation, freedom of speech and the press, the accused or convicted of crimes, and the right to privacy
- rights and liberties, and how constitutions guarantee and protect them

About the Author/Editor

J. Benjamin Taylor (Editor)
J. BENJAMIN TAYLOR is an associate professor of political science at Kennesaw State University. Prior to this, he was on faculty at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Robert M. Howard (Editor)
ROBERT M. HOWARD is a professor of political science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice, and Taxes.

Richard N. Engstrom (Editor)
RICHARD N. ENGSTROM is Associate Research Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His research on national, state, and local government has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and the Review of Policy Research.