State Governance, Management and Policies: Trends and Issues

State governments across the nation have been on the upswing, constantly reforming their governance structures, improving administration and management and innovating policies and programs. This article highlights efforts to improve the capacity of state government, raises pertinent issues and questions, and suggests options for state policy-makers to consider.

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This article served as the introduction to the 2000-2001 edition of The Book of the States.  

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