New York State Government

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Ladies' Day at the Capitol

First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.

Truly Blessed and Highly Favored

An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.

Inside the Green Lobby

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer

Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.

Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words

A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

Herbert H. Lehman

The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

Reluctant Reformer

Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.

Failed State

Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.

New York's Broken Constitution

Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.

Oreos and Dubonnet

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.

Mr. New York

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.

Governing New York State, Sixth Edition

Comprehensive overview of New York State’s politics, political institutions, and major public policies.

Tales from the Sausage Factory

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York's legislature was once the nation's model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present dysfunction.

The Man Who Saved New York

A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.

New York State and the Rise of Modern Conservatism

Recounts the shift towards conservatism in New York’s Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s.

From Snake Pits to Cash Cows

Explains why public institutions for people with developmental disabilities have persevered despite plans to eliminate them.

Charter Revision in the Empire State

Provides an eyewitness record of the people, events, issues, and legacy of this failed convention.

Decision 1997

Discusses why state constitutions matter, the structures and processes of governments, and the rights of citizens.

Transforming Democracy

Examines the emergence of state-level legislative campaign committees in the U. S. , which are quickly becoming the dominant force in state politics, and explores their relationship with traditional party organizations.

Bargaining Under Federalism

This book examines bargaining in the federal system from the perspective of a single state, New York. The central theme is mutual dependence under federalism, a dynamic relationship between states and ...

Reindustrializing New York State

This is the first study to comprehensively investigate economic revitalization strategies in a state economy that, until recently, had been the most powerful in the United States. In sixteen original ...