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New Jersey Politics and Government: The Suburbs Come of Age

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This fourth edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the challenges New Jersey has overcome and those it continues to face: sustaining growth and opportunity in a multicultural society, providing quality education, and protecting the environment. State politics and government have been almost entirely reshaped in recent decades, and those changes are analyzed in every chapter of this edition.

Offering a comprehensive overview of New Jersey politics and government, chapters cover...

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Overview

This fourth edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the challenges New Jersey has overcome and those it continues to face: sustaining growth and opportunity in a multicultural society, providing quality education, and protecting the environment. State politics and government have been almost entirely reshaped in recent decades, and those changes are analyzed in every chapter of this edition.

Offering a comprehensive overview of New Jersey politics and government, chapters cover the state’s political history; campaigns and elections; interest groups; the constitution; the development of government institutions; relationships with neighboring states, the federal government, and its own municipalities and counties; tax and spending policies; education; and quality of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813561400
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 7/19/2013
  • Series: Rivergate Regionals Collection
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (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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