Revised and Updated Edition
2007, 544 pp
courtesy of our partner, Atlas
“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.
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.
Of related interest:
The Ohio Politics Almanac by Michael F. Curtin
Congress from the Inside by Sherrod Brown
Whatever’s Fair: The Political Autobiography of Ohio House Speaker Vern Riffe by Vernal G. Riffe Jr.