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Ohio Politics

Alexander Lamis Brian Usher

544 pages
The Kent State University Press
“Well-written and richly detailed, Ohio Politics offers interesting and informative anecdotes and a valuable study for the specialist as well as the non-specialist in search of a reference tool. . . . This fine volume will captivate readers of diverse interests and, indeed, contribute to enlightened government in the Buckeye State.”

— Northwest Ohio Quarterly

“This is the first comprehensive survey of the states’ major political events since 1944.”— Echoes, Ohio Historical Society

“A fascinating story of executive power and party politics in the Buckeye State.” —CHOICE

When first published in 1994, Ohio Politics was defined as the first comprehensive survey of the state’s post–World War II politics. A collaborative effort by a team of journalists and political scientists, this collection examines the major political events in Ohio since 1944 and provides insight into the state’s key personalities, institutions, and processes. This revised and updated edition continues the survey from 1994 through the Taft years and the 2006 gubernatorial elections.

Contributing authors explore the state’s recent political history and the diverse and often highly contentious political struggles in the years since 1944 and analyze in depth the state’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches, as well as their leaders. Additionally, contributors explore interest groups, elections, political parties, the news media, Ohio’s representation in Congress, and state politics in historical perspective.

In this revised edition, Ohio Politics serves as the study of Ohio’s rich and lively political history.

Author Bio
Alexander P. Lamis is associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. A specialist on elections and political parties, he is the author of Two Party South (1990) and editor of Southern Politics in the 1990s (1999).

Brian Usher was a political writer and Statehouse correspondent for several Ohio newspapers and press secretary for former governor Richard Celeste. He currently operates his own public relations firm in Columbus, Ohio.