New Jersey Politics and Government: The Suburbs Come of Age / Edition 4

New Jersey Politics and Government: The Suburbs Come of Age / Edition 4

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New Jersey Politics and Government: The Suburbs Come of Age / Edition 4

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 also highlights recent scandals within the government and the high profile of the governorship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813561394
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 07/19/2013
Series: Rivergate Regionals Collection
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 430,257
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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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