First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political 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.
Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
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.
Comprehensive overview of New York State’s politics, political institutions, and major public policies.
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.
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.
Recounts the shift towards conservatism in New York’s Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s.
Essays on New York State government and politics.
Explains why public institutions for people with developmental disabilities have persevered despite plans to eliminate them.
An up-to-date description of the institutions and activities of New York State government.
An indispensable guide to New York State's politics, political institutions, and public policies.
Provides an eyewitness record of the people, events, issues, and legacy of this failed convention.
Discusses why state constitutions matter, the structures and processes of governments, and the rights of citizens.
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.
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 ...
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 ...