The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics

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The thirty-one chapters in The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics assemble new scholarship in key areas of governance in New York, document the state's record in comparison to other US states, and identify directions for future research. Following editor Gerald Benjamin's introduction, the handbook chapters are organized in five sections that look at the state constitution, state political processes, state governmental insitutions, intergovernmental relations, and management and policy areas. Chapters will address a wide array of topics including political parties, campaign finance policy, public opinion polling, elections and election management, lobbying and interest group systems, the state legislature, the governorship, the judiciary, the state's "foreign policy, " education, health care policy, public safety, economic development, transportation policy, energy policy, and more. A final chapter, compiled by the state archivist, will consist of an annotated bibliography of resources on state history, state political history, the state constitution, and state political processes. Chapter authors include both scholars of New York State and current and former state officials.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1056 pages
  • 176 x 248 x 50mm | 1,723.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • New.
  • 0195387236
  • 9780195387230

Review quote

Gerald Benjamin packs 31 chapters into a thousand pages punctuated by keen insights from fellow academicians and pragmatic practitioners of politics and policy in the Empire State. This is a book meant for people who take state government very seriously. * Sam Roberts, The New York Times *show more

About Gerald Benjamin

Distinguished Professor of Political Science, SUNY New Paltzshow more

Table of contents

About the contributors ; PART I: Introduction ; 1. The Study of New York State Government, Gerald Benjamin ; PART II: The State Constitution ; 2. The New York State Constitution and the Federal System, Peter Galie ; PART III: Political Institutions and Processes ; 3. Political Parties in New York, Gerald Benjamin ; 4. Campaign Finance Policy in the State and City of New York, Michael J. Malbin and Peter W. Brusoe ; 5. Public Opinion Polling and New York Politics And Governance, Donald Levy and Ashley Koning ; 6. Elections and Election Management, Ron Hayduk ; 7. Lobbying and the Interest Group System, Norman Adler and Bruce N. Gyory ; 8. Politics and the News Media in the Empire State, Douglas Muzzio ; PART IV: Political and Governmental Institutions ; 9. The New York State Legislature, Eric Lane and Joshua M. Wolf ; 10. The Governor of New York, Dall Forsythe ; 11. The New York State Comptroller's Office, Thomas Sanzillo ; 12. The New York State Attorney General, Daniel L. Feldman ; 13. The Judiciary and Judicial Reform, Patricia E. Salkin and Amy Lavine ; 14. The Executive Branch, Terrence A. Maxwell ; 15. New York State and the National Government, Joel Lefkowitz ; PART V: Intergovernmental Relations ; 16. New York in Fiscal Federalism, Robert B. Ward ; 17. The State and Its Localities, Michael R. Hattery ; 18. New York State and New York City Relations, Bruce F. Berg ; 19. New York State'sshow more

Review Text

Gerald Benjamin packs 31 chapters into a thousand pages punctuated by keen insights from fellow academicians and pragmatic practitioners of politics and policy in the Empire State. This is a book meant for people who take state government very seriously. Sam Roberts, The New York Timesshow more