New Jersey Politics and Government: The Suburbs Come of Age / Edition 3

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"Recommended for anyone who enjoys reading about state politics. Strongly recommended for anyone who hopes to understand New Jersey politics. Absolutely essential for anyone who wants to participate in politics and government in New Jersey."-Alan Rosenthal, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

"New Jersey Politics and Government continues to be the best book on the Garden State and a model study of the nation's state politics. This new edition maintains the authors' notable heritage of insight, knowledge, and effective writing."-Gerald Pomper, professor emeritus, political science, Rutgers University

As the United States moves toward becoming a nation of suburbs, New Jersey-its most suburban state-is a place more Americans should get to know. Its volatile, candidate-centered elections are decided by politically independent suburbanites. New Jersey's experience provides lessons as other states seek to protect the environment, improve the quality of life, and accommodate a multicultural society while sustaining growth and opportunity.
Written by two of the most respected political analysts in the state, this is the only book available that provides a comprehensive overview of politics and government in New Jersey. This thoroughly revised third edition, published for the first time by Rutgers University Press, also highlights recent scandals within the government and the high profile of the governorship.

Barbara G. Salmore has served as dean and professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison (2000-2006) and as associate dean and professor at Drew University. Stephen A. Salmore was a political consultant and professor emeritus of political science at Rutgers University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813542867
  • Publisher: Rivergate Books
  • Publication date: 1/17/2008
  • Series: Rivergate
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,053,960
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA G. SALMORE served as dean and professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison and associate dean and professor at Drew University.

STEPHEN A. SALMORE was a political consultant and professor emeritus of political science at Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Prologue     1
Foundations: New Jersey, 1600-1900     8
"The Statesman and the Boss"     27
Contemporary Political Patterns     53
Voters, Elections, and Parties     78
The Representation of Interests     109
The Constitution     130
The Governor     151
The Legislature     170
The State Bureaucracy     191
The Courts     215
Government and Politics in Localities     239
New Jersey in the Federal System     262
The Politics of Taxing and Spending     281
The Politics of Education     309
Quality of Life Issues     338
Epilogue     369
Notes     375
Index     425
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