This new edition of Governing New York State (formerly New York State Today) provides the latest on New York State politics, government, and public policies. The text is two-thirds new material. Covered for the first time are racial politics in New York, political conflict, the press, tax policy, environmental issues, and transportation policy. While continuing to provide a comprehensive introduction to New York State politics and government, the third edition contains fewer, more in-depth articles.
Jeffrey M. Stonecash is Professor in the Department of Political Science, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He has been Professor-in-Residence in the New York State Assembly since 1984. John Kenneth White is Associate Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America and editor of the SUNY series on the Presidency: Contemporary Issues. He was coeditor of the second edition of this book. Peter W. Colby is Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, University of Central Florida, and the editor of the SUNY Series in Public Administration. He was editor of the first edition of this book and coeditor of the second edition.
"What I like most about this book is the way it compares to the existing literature on New York politics. It stands, in my opinion, as the best single source of information on New York politics and government currently available. "—Edward Schneier, City College of New York
"This new edition contains several attractive new features. Particularly valuable are the organization of Part I under the theme of political conflict and the additions of chapters on school finance, the State University, the media, and racial politics. "—Howard Scarrow, State University of New York, Stony Brook