This book chronicles the kinds of changes that have occurred on the "demand" and "supply" sides of American state government. It assesses the consequences of those developments for the quality of statehouse democracy and the ability of state governments to govern responsibly and effectively.

chapter 1|17 pages


chapter 4|28 pages

The Governors

chapter 5|36 pages

The Legislatures

chapter 6|23 pages

The Courts

chapter 7|10 pages

Summary and Conclusions