Governing New York State: Fifth Edition

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - History - 454 pages
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Because of its great diversity, New York State has more extensive social and political conflict than most states. In this indispensable guide to New York State politics, political institutions, and public policy, experts analyze how these conflicts are organized and represented, and how the political process and political institutions work to seek to resolve them. This newly updated edition of the classic text contains significantly revised material and many new contributors.

 

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Contents

The Sources of Conflict
3
The City and the State
7
2 Political Conflict and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
26
3 Political Parties and Elections
49
4 Third Parties in New York
73
5 InterestGroup Lobbying in New York State
93
Access Reciprocity and News Management
111
State Government Institutions
127
Public Policy in New York
245
11 The Economy Taxes and Policy Constraints in New York
249
Is Demography Destiny?
261
Public Policy and the State University of New York
289
Expanding Access and Escalating Costs
333
15 Social Services
353
16 The Politics of Transportation
371
17 Environmental Policy in New York State
391

What Happens Now?
139
8 The Legislature Partiesand Resolving Conflict
165
9 New Yorks Courts
193
The Public Authorities
225
18 Guide to Research on New York Politics
411
Contributors
423
Index
429
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Robert F. Pecorella is Associate Professor of Government at St. John’s University. He is the author of many books, including Community Power in a Postreform City: Politics in New York City.

Jeffrey M. Stonecash is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the author of many books, including (with Mark D. Brewer and Mack D. Mariani) Diverging Parties: Social Change, Realignment, and Party Polarization. Pecorella and Stonecash are both Professors-in-Residence of the New York Assembly Intern Program.

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