Governing New York State
Edited by Robert F. Pecorella and Jeffrey M. Stonecash.
Includes chapter by College at Brockport emeritus Sarah F. Liebschutz: Guide to research on New York politics.
New York State, because of its great diversity, has more extensive social and political conflict than most states. Governing New York State: Fifth Edition provides expert assessment of how these conflicts are organized and represented, and how the political process and political institutions work to seek to resolve them. This newly updated fifth edition contains significantly revised material and covers more topics than the prior edition. The contributors examine conflicts between New York City and the rest of the state, and between federal, state, and local governments. The role of major political parties in organizing and representing broad coalitions of different groups is reviewed, along with the role of third parties, interest groups, and the media. Political institutions that shape the political process—the governor, the legislature, the courts, and the public authorities—are discussed, along with how these institutions affect the representation of responsiveness of various groups. Finally, Governing New York State investigates the major policy areas of the state: the economy, taxes, local education, higher education, health care, welfare, transportation, and the environment.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2006.
ix, 434 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Political Science & International Studies
Pecorella, Robert F.; Stonecash, Jeffrey M.; and Liebschutz, Sarah F., "Governing New York State" (2006). Brockport Bookshelf. 67.