The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics by Gerald BenjaminThe Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics by Gerald Benjamin

The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics

byGerald Benjamin

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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 GeraldBenjamin'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, healthcare 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.

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Gerald Benjamin is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz.
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:992 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the ContributorsPart I: Introduction1. Gerald Benjamin: The Study of New York State GovernmentPart II: The State Constitution2. Peter Galie: The New York State Constitution and the Federal SystemPart III: Political Institutions and Processes3. Gerald Benjamin: Political Parties in New York4. Michael J. Malbin and Peter W. Brusoe: Campaign Finance Policy in the State and City of New York5. Donald Levy and Ashley Koning: Public Opinion Polling and New York Politics And Governance6. Ron Hayduk: Elections and Election Management7. Norman Adler and Bruce N. Gyor: Lobbying and the Interest Group System8. Douglas Muzzio: Politics and the News Media in the Empire StatePart IV: Politcal and Governmental Institutions9. Eric Lane and Joshua M. Wolf: The New York State Legislature10. Dall Forsythe: The Governor of New York11. Thomas Sanzillo: The New York State Comptroller's Office12. Daniel L. Feldman: The New York State Attorney General13. Patricia E. Salkin and Amy Lavine: The Judiciary and Judicial Reform14. Terrence A. Maxwell: The Executive Branch15. Joel Lefkowitz: New York State and the National GovernmentPart V: Intergovernmental Relations16. Robert B. Ward: New York in Fiscal Federalism17. Michael R. Hattery: The State and Its Localities18. Bruce F. Berg: New York State and New York City Relations19. Kathryn Bryk Friedman: New York State's "Foreign Policy"Part VI: Management and Policy Areas20. Charles Brecher: The Public Fisc in New York State21. Jack Buckley and Allison Armour-Garb: New York State Education Policy and Politics22. Michael K. Gusmano, Courtney Burke, and Frank J. Thompson: Health Care Politics and Policy in New York State23. Dennis C. Smith and Martin Horn: Public Safety Policy in New York State24. Henry Steck: Higher Education in New York State25. Richard T. Pulice: Mental Health Policy in New York State26. Jonathan Drapkin: Economic Development in New York State27. Cathy M. Johnson and Thomas L. Gais: Welfare Policy in New York State28. Michael B. Gerrard and Claire Woods: The Environment in New York State29. Peter Derrick and Robert Paaswell, with Danielle Petretta: Transportation Policy and Politics in New York State30. Paul A. DeCotis and Sean Ferguson: The Politics of Energy in New York State31. James D. Folts: Selective Bibliography of New York Government and PoliticsIndex