The Government and Politics of New York State: Second Edition / Edition 2

The Government and Politics of New York State: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Joseph F. Zimmerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791474356

ISBN-13: 9780791474358

Pub. Date: 04/10/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Comprehensive overview of New York State government and politics.

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

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Comprehensive overview of New York State government and politics.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791474358
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. The Empire State

2. Federal-State and Interstate Relations

3. State-Local Relations

4. The Fundamental Document

5. Political Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups

6. The Legislature

7. His Excellency the Governor

8. The Fourth Branch

9. Justice for All

10. Financing the State

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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