Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State, Excelsior Editions
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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 level of dysfunction. Signed by the authors. Size: 6½" x 9½" First printing 0.0 First printing First printing. Bookseller Inventory # 273481
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"Laws are like sausages," Otto von Bismarck is said to have remarked. "It is better not to see them being made." Even among sausage factories, New York State's legislature is notoriously dysfunctional, but as Tales from the Sausage Factory reminds us, this was not always the case. Indeed, in the early 1980s, New York's legislature was a model of professionalism. Cowritten by former state legislator Daniel L. Feldman and political scientist Gerald Benjamin, Tales from the Sausage Factory offers an up-close look at how law and public policy are made in New York State. Drawing on Feldman's experiences as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1981 to 1998, the book focuses on four major battles over public safety policy in the 1980s and 1990s--organized crime control, the Rockefeller drug laws, sex offender notification, and gun control. Not afraid to name names along the way, Feldman and Benjamin show how politics works in New York State and how major public policy questions are decided (both in the legislature and the courts), as well as how New York's legislature might rise above its present dysfunction to recover the professionalism it once had. At a time when frustration with state government is at an all-time high, Tales from the Sausage Factory is a much-needed reminder of what we can--and should--expect from our state legislators.
" Tales from the Sausage Factory is a must read for anyone interested in the Byzantine workings of the New York State government. Two of the most knowledgeable authorities on New York State government, Gerald Benjamin and Daniel Feldman, have taken on the task of telling us how it really works. Feldman, a former state legislator, and Benjamin, who has done it all and seen it all as a practitioner, professor, and pundit, really help bring it into perspective. The case studies in the book make it all accessible and understandable. I recommend this book, without reservation." -- Alan Chartock, President and CEO, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio
Title: Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws ...
Publisher: Excelsior Editions, New York
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: fine
Dust Jacket Condition: fine
Signed: Signed by author
Edition: First edition....
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