The Government and Politics of New York State: Second Edition (Google eBook)

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SUNY Press, 1981 - History - 381 pages
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In this updated edition of his classic text, Joseph F. Zimmerman offers a balanced presentation of the institutions and political processes of the Empire State. He begins with an overview of the state and offers chapters on federal-state and interstate relations; state-local relations; the constitution; political parties, elections, and interest groups; the state legislature; the governor; the “fourth branch” (the departments and agencies of the executive branch); the judiciary; and state finance, including state-local fiscal relations. Zimmerman emphasizes the legal foundations of the state as they influence greatly the behavior of leading public officers and interest groups. Most importantly, constitutional restrictions on the state legislature and local governments are examined, as well as the ingenious ways by which several restrictions upon the state legislature have been circumvented.
  

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Contents

1 THE EMPIRE STATE
1
2 FEDERALSTATE AND INTERSTATE RELATIONS
11
3 STATELOCAL RELATIONS
25
4 THE FUNDAMENTAL DOCUMENT
37
5 POLITICAL PARTIES ELECTIONSAND INTEREST GROUPS
53
6 THE LEGISLATURE
83
7 HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
129
8 THE FOURTH BRANCH
165
9 JUSTICE FOR ALL
193
10 FINANCING THE STATE
237
NOTES
271
BIBLIOGRAPHY
325
INDEX
365
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Joseph F. Zimmerman is Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He is the author of many books, including The Silence of Congress: State Taxation of Interstate Commerce; Interstate Disputes: The Supreme Court’s Original Jurisdiction; Congressional Preemption: Regulatory Federalism; and Interstate Economic Relations, all published by SUNY Press.

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