The signature publication of the League of Women Voters of Arkansas, Government in Arkansas explains the structure and functions of Arkansas government. Among its 10 chapters are overviews of Arkansas’ constitution, branches of government, institutions of political influence, elections, and noteworthy issues. A brief comparative analysis of Arkansas and other states concludes each chapter. Background information on the state’s political history and women’s suffrage movement is also provided.

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About the Authors

Douglas L. Reed is a political science professor and academic administrator in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  He earned his PhD. at University of Missouri at Columbia.  He teaches American Government, Arkansas Government, Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, Philosophy & Methods of Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy.  He became interested in government and politics while studying social science and observing his mother’s two-term tenure as county clerk of Custer County, Oklahoma. 

Margaret M. Reed is a professor and librarian in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  She holds a Master of Arts from Baylor University and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.  She became interested in government and politics while studying communications and interning in the office of former Arkansas Senator David Pryor.


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