Ohio Politics

Ohio Politics

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544330358
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Series: Trending Topics from CQ Press
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul Sracic holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Rutgers University, and currently chairs the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University. He is the author of San Antonio v. Rodriguez and the Pursuit of Equal Education (Kansas, 2006) and co-author of the Encyclopedia of American Parties, Campaigns, and Elections (Greenwood, 1998). Dr. Sracic’s articles on American and Ohio politics have appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, and The Diplomat and on Bloomberg View, CNN.com, and The Atlantic.com. Dr. Sracic is a former Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he taught American Politics at the University of Tokyo and Sophia University.

William Binning, Ph.D., has long been active in Ohio politics and government. Currently Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Youngstown State University in Ohio, he has held both state and local positions in government and in a political party. In addition to co-authoring the Encyclopedia of American Parties, Politics and Elections (Greenwood), he has written numerous articles on state and local parties and elections in Ohio. Most of these appear in The State of the Parties (Rowman and Littlefield), a biennial series edited principally by John Green. He has also written on U.S. Senate and House Elections in Pennsylvania and Ohio in The Roads to Congress (Lexington Books), a biennial series edited by Robert Watson, and published on minor parties with John Green in two editions of Multiparty Politics in America (Rowman and Littlefield), edited by Paul Herrnson and John Green. He was the sole author of a chapter on Third Parties in The 2008 Presidential Election (Palgrave Mc Millan) edited by Erik Jones and Salvatore Vassallo. He occasionally writes on Ohio politics for the Ripon Forum.

Table of Contents

The Role of Ohio in National Politics
Purple State Politics
The "Five Ohios, and the Rural-Urban Divide "
Ohio: A Brief History
Northwest Ordinance
From a Territory to a State
The Ohio Constitution
1802 Constitution
1851 Constitution
1912 Convention
The Ohio General Assembly
Standing Committees
Rules and Reference Committee
Conference Committees
The Law-Making Process
Controlling Board
Reapportionment and Redistricting
Direct Democracy in Ohio
The Executive Branch in Ohio
Ohio Governors
The Roles of the Ohio Governor
Formal and Informal Powers
Governors and Political Parties
Other Executive Offices
The Ohio Court System
Mayor’s Courts
Municipal and County Courts
Courts of Common Pleas
Courts of Appeals
The Ohio Supreme Court
Court of Claims
Judicial Selection in Ohio
Political Parties and Participation
“Third” Parties in Ohio
Governing Parties
Legislative Party Committees
Parties and the Political Environment
Local Government in Ohio
The Ohio Budget
Learning Objectives
Discussion Questions

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