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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 Post-1912 The Ohio General Assembly Organization 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 Magistrates 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 Counties Townships Municipalities The Ohio Budget Learning ObjectivesDiscussion QuestionsNotes