From the Back Cover
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 processthe governor, the legislature, the courts, and the public authoritiesare 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.
"This book provides the reader with informed perspectives on New York State government and politics. It will be useful to students as well as the citizens of New York and beyond." - Peter J. Galie, author of Ordered Liberty: A Constitutional History of New York
Contributors include Elizabeth Benjamin, Gerald Benjamin, Thomas A. Birkland, Donald J. Boyd, Thomas W. Church, Keith M. Henderson, Rogan T. Kersh, Jeffrey Kraus, Sarah F. Liebschutz, Stephanie Lundquist, Sean Madden, Jeffrey Mapes, Brian J. Nickerson, Robert F. Pecorella, Kathryn A. Roe, Robert J. Spitzer, Henry Steck, Amanda Stein, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, and Amy Widestrom. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.