Politics Across the Hudson

Politics Across the Hudson

In Politics Across the Hudson, urban planner Philip Plotch offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered around this bridge, recently renamed for Governor Mario M. Cuomo, the state's governor ...

Author: Philip Mark Plotch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813599786

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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Winner of the 2015 American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter Journalism Award The State of New York is now building one of the world’s longest, widest, and most expensive bridges—the new Tappan Zee Bridge—stretching more than three miles across the Hudson River, approximately thirteen miles north of New York City. In Politics Across the Hudson, urban planner Philip Plotch offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered around this bridge, recently renamed for Governor Mario M. Cuomo, the state's governor from 1983 to 1994. He reveals valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies while also confirming our worst fears about government dysfunction. Drawing on his extensive experience planning megaprojects, interviews with more than a hundred key figures—including governors, agency heads, engineers, civic advocates, and business leaders—and extraordinary access to internal government records, Plotch tells a compelling story of high-stakes battles between powerful players in the public, private, and civic sectors. He reveals how state officials abandoned viable options, squandered hundreds of millions of dollars, forfeited more than three billion dollars in federal funds, and missed out on important opportunities. Faced with the public’s unrealistic expectations, no one could identify a practical solution to a vexing problem, a dilemma that led three governors to study various alternatives rather than disappoint key constituencies. This revised and updated edition includes a new epilogue and more photographs, and continues where Robert Caro’s The Power Broker left off and illuminates the power struggles involved in building New York’s first major new bridge since the Robert Moses era. Plotch describes how one governor, Andrew Cuomo, shrewdly overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of onerous environmental regulations, vehement community opposition, insufficient funding, interagency battles, and overly optimistic expectations...
Categories: Political Science

Arab Politics

Arab Politics

"An impressive work of scholarship on the political culture and changing society of the entire Arab world.

Author: Michael C. Hudson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300024118

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

View: 320

"An impressive work of scholarship on the political culture and changing society of the entire Arab world. The author gives us a good picture of each country as he pursues his general themes of legitimacy, nationalism, Arabism, and the inevitable 'modernization.'" -Foreign Affairs
Categories: Political Science

Empire on the Hudson

Empire on the Hudson

Doig traces the evolution of the Port Authority from the battles leading to its creation in 1921 through its conflicts with the railroads and its expansion to build bridges and tunnels for motor vehicles.

Author: Jameson W. Doig

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231076762

Category: History

Page: 582

View: 991

Doig traces the evolution of the Port Authority from the battles leading to its creation in 1921 through its conflicts with the railroads and its expansion to build bridges and tunnels for motor vehicles. Chronicling the adroit maneuvers that led the Port Authority to take control of the region's airports and seaport operations, build the largest bus terminal in the nation, and construct the World Trade Center, Doig reveals the rise to power of one of the world's largest specialized regional governments.
Categories: History

Karimojong Politics

Karimojong Politics

Author: Neville Dyson-Hudson

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon P.

ISBN: UOM:39015017681829

Category: Karamoja District (Uganda)

Page: 280

View: 906

Categories: Karamoja District (Uganda)

The Politics of Public Ventures

The Politics of Public Ventures

I saw several home football games, and on other occasions walked the curvy
highway around Storm King mountain to the ... Several weekends I took the bus
to Poughkeepsie and ferried across the Hudson to Uncle Ned Beatty's farm near
 ...

Author: John Cabeen Beatty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469108612

Category: Political Science

Page: 438

View: 250

Two centuries after Lewis and Clark paddled down the Columbia Gorge so vividly pictured on the books cover, Jack Beattys memoir describes how young veterans of WW II moved into Oregons political life, revived the Democratic party, cooperated with young Republicans and forced legislative reapportionment. Months later Beatty defended the constitutional amendment from legal challenge. As counsel to the Democratic Party and later as a lawyer Jack dealt with Oregons two combustible Democratic senators, Wayne Morse and Richard L. Neuberger, then with Senator Maureen Neyberger elected to succeed her husband following his untimely death. Beatty suggested Sidney I. Lezak as Oregons U.S. Attorney to Congresswoman Edith Green. Lezaks appointment was famously blocked by Senator Maureen Neuberger for a year. Practicing law, co-chairing Robert Kennedys Oregon campaign for the presidency, Beatty served six years on the Portland School Board leading that urban district through the difficult late sixties. Governor Tom McCall appointed him to the Circuit Court, Governor Robert Straub appointed him to his Task Force on Corrections which proposed major changes in criminal law. Chief Justice Denecke made Judge Beatty legislative spokesman for the Judicial Conference and vice chair of the Commission for the Judicial Branch in the great restructuring of Oregons courts in the 1980s. Retiring from the court in 1985, Beatty served until 1990 as Vice Chair of the Criminal Justice Council under former Speaker Hardy Meyers in a massive reformation of Oregons criminal sentencing process. In 1996 Judge Beatty chared a Portland City Club study of the Oregon Initiative which proposed major limitations to that constitutional process. A candid description of history in the making, this memoir is also a concise description of the role of judging and the complex problems of our criminal justice system.
Categories: Political Science

Language Politics and Social Interaction in an Inuit Community

Language  Politics  and Social Interaction in an Inuit Community

administrative and political differences, there are many similarities and collective
interests that bind the Inuit of the two regions. Among these is the fact that many
Nunavik Inuit are related to Nunavut Inuit across the Hudson Strait (on Baffin ...

Author: Donna Patrick

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110897708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 219

Since the early 1970s, the Inuit of Arctic Quebec have struggled to survive economically and culturally in a rapidly changing northern environment. The promotion and maintenance of Inuktitut, their native language, through language policy and Inuit control over institutions, have played a major role in this struggle. Language, Politics, and Social Interaction in an Inuit Community is a study of indigenous language maintenance in an Arctic Quebec community where four languages - Inuktitut, Cree, French, and English - are spoken. It examines the role that dominant and minority languages play in the social life of this community, linking historical analysis with an ethnographic study of face-to-face interaction and attitudes towards learning and speaking second and third languages in everyday life.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Politics

Politics

sharecroppers, and the political campaigns of Norman Thomas and Hubert
Humphrey, Sidney kept the family going with a ... and Hazel packed up and
moved him and his younger sister Katrina out of the city and across the Hudson
to Monsey, ...

Author: Hendrik Hertzberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200926

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 174

Cause for jubilation: One of America’s wisest and most necessary voices has distilled what he knows about politics, broadly speaking, into one magnificent volume. Here at last are Henrik Hertzberg’s most significant, hilarious, and devastating dispatches from the American scene he has chronicled for four decades with an uncanny blend of moral seriousness, high spirits, and perfect rhetorical pitch. Politics is at once the story of American life from LBJ to GWB and a testament to the power of the written word in the right hands. In those hands, politics encompasses everyone from Jerry Garcia to Rush Limbaugh, every place from New Hampshire to Nicaragua, and everything from Playboy vs. Penthouse to Bush vs. Gore. Hendrik Hertzberg breaks down American politics into its component parts—campaigns, debates, rhetoric, the media, wars (cultural, countercultural, and real), high crimes and misdemeanors, the right, and more. Each section begins with a new piece of writing framing the subject at hand and contains the choicest, most illuminating pieces from his body of work. Politics is a tour of the defining moments of American life from the mid-’60s till the mid-’00s, a ride though recent American history with one of the most insightful and engaging guides imaginable, a writer who consistently makes us see more clearly and feel more deeply. “Politics is invaluable for all sorts of reasons—chief among them being decades of elegant writing in the service of surgical intelligence.”—Toni Morrison
Categories: History

Understanding Politics

Understanding Politics

The paternalistic element is perhaps what most distinguishes it from Hudson's
other models. ... some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and
/or eChapter(s). democracy—is active participation on a large scale across a
wide.

Author: Thomas Magstadt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111832568

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 836

Politics is a gateway to a broader and better understanding of human nature, society, and the world. This idea has inspired each edition of UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES. Thomas Magstadt’s book gives due attention to contemporary political issues and calls attention to the more enduring underlying questions. With its strong, engaging politics are pertinent theme and its current, cutting-edge coverage, the Tenth Edition fascinates students with its coverage of three fundamental premises: 1) politics is a pervasive force in modern society; 2) government is too important to be left in the hands of a few; and 3) everyone has both the opportunity and the obligation to participate in public life in a democracy. In a streamlined and condensed Tenth Edition, UNDERSTANDING POLITICS focuses on such vital concepts as democracy, dictatorship, citizenship, voting behavior, elections, leadership, ideologies, war, revolution, world politics, and public policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Political Science

Urban Politics New York Style

Urban Politics  New York Style

It failed to conclude a deal to keep the Brooklyn Dodgers in New York, as the
New Jersey Sports Authority failed over twenty-five years later to lure the New
York Yankees across the Hudson River. The Planetarium Authority, created in
1933 to ...

Author: Jewel Bellush

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765633329

Category: Political Science

Page: 467

View: 456

Categories: Political Science

The Anti Rent Era in New York Law and Politics 1839 1865

The Anti Rent Era in New York Law and Politics  1839 1865

William already had sold his “magnificent mansion” and 650 acres of ground at
Bath, just across the Hudson from the state capital, to Paul C. Forbes of Boston.
He got $62,500 for the house, accepted $42,000 for the last of the manor
contracts ...

Author: Charles W. McCurdy

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860878

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 452

A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent movement impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and journalists, as well as delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional convention of 1846, to wrestle with two difficult problems of social policy. One was how to put down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord property and contract rights. The second was how to abolish the archaic form of land tenure at the root of the rent strike. Charles McCurdy considers the public debate on these questions from a fresh perspective. Instead of treating law and politics as dependent variables--as mirrors of social interests or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped both the pattern of Anti-Rent violence and the drive for land reform. In the process, he provides a major reinterpretation of the ideas and institutions that diminished the promise of American democracy in the supposed "golden age" of American law and politics.
Categories: Law

American Politics in the Early Republic

American Politics in the Early Republic

... a specially constructed white barge manned by thirteen We are in a wilderness
without a single footstep to guide us. JAMES MADISON fter bright sunshine had
rewhite-uniformed master pilots. On the voyage across the Hudson, the barge,.

Author: James Roger Sharp

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300055306

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 127

Disputes the conventional wisdom that the birth of the United States was a relatively painless and unexceptional one. The author tells the story of how the euphoria surrounding Washington's inauguration quickly soured and the nation almost collapsed.
Categories: History

Machine Made Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

Machine Made  Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

With Warren G. Harding pledging a return to normalcy after Woodrow Wilson's
tumultuous two terms as president, Republicans nationwide swept Democrats
from power in 1920—across the Hudson River in New Jersey, only a single ...

Author: Terry Golway

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871407924

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 985

“Golway’s revisionist take is a useful reminder of the unmatched ingenuity of American politics.”—Wall Street Journal History casts Tammany Hall as shorthand for the worst of urban politics: graft and patronage personified by notoriously crooked characters. In his groundbreaking work Machine Made, journalist and historian Terry Golway dismantles these stereotypes, focusing on the many benefits of machine politics for marginalized immigrants. As thousands sought refuge from Ireland’s potato famine, the very question of who would be included under the protection of American democracy was at stake. Tammany’s transactional politics were at the heart of crucial social reforms—such as child labor laws, workers’ compensation, and minimum wages— and Golway demonstrates that American political history cannot be understood without Tammany’s profound contribution. Culminating in FDR’s New Deal, Machine Made reveals how Tammany Hall “changed the role of government—for the better to millions of disenfranchised recent American arrivals” (New York Observer).
Categories: History

The New Politics of Old Age Policy

The New Politics of Old Age Policy

Robert B. Hudson. able regulatory attention. ... On the one hand, providers and
professional associations and some politicians argue that nursing homes have
improved in quality and have now become overregulated. This perspective
argues ...

Author: Robert B. Hudson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421414881

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 710

As the average age of the U.S. population continues to increase, age-related policies have come under intense scrutiny, sparking heated debates. In the past, older people were seen as a frail, dependent population, but major policies enacted or expanded on their behalf have made them major players in electoral and interest-group politics. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Robert B. Hudson’s The New Politics of Old Age Policy not only explains the politics behind the country’s age-based programs and describes how those programs work but also assesses how well—or poorly—they meet the growing and changing needs of older Americans. Essays by leading experts in political science, sociology, law, social work, and gerontology address, among other things, theoretical approaches to age-based policy; population dynamics and the impact of growing diversity within the older population; and national, state, and local issues associated with major age-based programs. More than any other source, this book presents the most current information on growing older in the United States, including in-depth analyses of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing initiatives, the Older Americans Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and tax policy. Detailed new chapters focus on financial security and retirement in the context of the Great Recession, diversity and inequality in aging populations, and implications of the Affordable Care Act. Scholars, students, and policymakers will appreciate the volume’s timely overview of the evolution of aging policy. -- Larry Polivka, The Claude Pepper Center
Categories: Political Science

Last Subway

Last Subway

"The story of the Second Avenue subway, as it symbolizes New York's inability to modernize its infrastructure and reveals the ingredients necessary to build a twenty-first-century megaproject"--

Author: Philip Mark Plotch

Publisher: Three Hills

ISBN: 0801453666

Category: Subways

Page: 360

View: 104

"The story of the Second Avenue subway, as it symbolizes New York's inability to modernize its infrastructure and reveals the ingredients necessary to build a twenty-first-century megaproject"--
Categories: Subways

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Politics in Hudson County, New Jersey, has never been for the faint ofheart. ...
hoping to win over the hearts and minds ofthe young professionals who have
packed the Hudson County waterfront in search of affordable apartments and
condos ...

Author: John R. D. Celock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441182142

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 766

Based on first-hand interviews, this is an in-depth look at the people under 35 years old who run for office in the US. The book features original interviews with young leaders across the United States, from the South, the West, Midwest, Industrial Midwest, and Alaska. It connects practical politics with academic courses, providing concrete examples for students to research.
Categories: Political Science

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

Government whose eager desire was to open up roads and his career . ... Lord
RUSSELL's tenure of the enfranchisement of the settlers , who were to be taken
over , in Foreign Office from 1859 to ... own powers as a speaker induced him to
request French Canadian adventurer - expelled the Hudson's Bay that the duty of
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000025959

Category: General

Page:

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Categories: General

Political Psychology And Foreign Policy

Political Psychology And Foreign Policy

A wide range of methods, models, and foreign policy actors are represented in the volume.

Author: Eric Singer

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021541829

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 784

"What impact does personality have on the formation of policy? How did group dynamics affect decision making in the Cuban missile crisis? What is the relationship between birth order and leader personality? Combining a critical overview of past scholarship with the latest empirical findings and conceptualizations, Political Psychology and Foreign Policy addresses these issues while placing political psychology in the larger theoretical context of international relations, including a postmodern critique." "For anyone interested in the interrelationship between cognition, perception, personality, and politics, Political Psychology and Foreign Policy offers intriguing insights into classic foreign policy dilemmas. A wide range of methods, models, and foreign policy actors are represented in the volume. Foreign policy scholars will appreciate its critical evaluation of the literature as well as its significant component of original, previously unpublished research."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Political Science

Art and Politics Now

Art and Politics Now

A highly illustrated, accessible guide to political art in the twenty-first century, including some of the most daring and ambitious artworks of recent times

Author: Anthony Downey

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500291470

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 945

Art & Politics Now is a richly illustrated survey of more than 200 artists whose works address the political, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas. Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world and their art has taken a distinctly political turn. Eleven themed chapters with integrated illustrations each provide a closely woven argument about the contribution of specific artworks and projects to different aspects of political and social engagement, from globalization and citizenship to activism and the environment.
Categories: Art

America Empire of Liberty

America  Empire of Liberty

But both these documents stemmed from English political practices, from ideas
about liberty, representation and power rooted in the colonial ... A fifty-foot barge
manned by thirteen oarsmen clad in white rowed him across the Hudson river.

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141908564

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 278

It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans. He explains how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith - both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics since the foundation of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion. Reynolds' account is driven by a compelling argument which illuminates our contemporary world.
Categories: History

Artificial Intelligence And International Politics

Artificial Intelligence And International Politics

In this volume of original essays, distinguished scholars present a comprehensive overview of their research and reflect on the potential of artificial intelligence as a tool for furthering our understanding of international affairs.

Author: Valerie M Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429718908

Category: Political Science

Page: 422

View: 754

For well over a decade researchers in international relations have sought ways to combine the rigor of quantitative techniques with the richness of qualitative data. Many have discovered that artificial intelligence computer models allow them to do just that. Computer programs modeling international interactions and foreign policy decision making attempt to reflect such human characteristics as learning, memory, and adaptation. In this volume of original essays, distinguished scholars present a comprehensive overview of their research and reflect on the potential of artificial intelligence as a tool for furthering our understanding of international affairs. The contributors take a broad look at the early stirrings of interest in artificial intelligence as a potentially useful method of political analysis, exploring such topics as intentionality, time sense, and knowledge representation. The work also focuses on the current state of artificial intelligence and examines its general areas of emphasis: international interaction, decision making groups, and cognitive processes in international politics. The contributors represent a cross section of different approaches to using artificial intelligence and reflect the major research programs across the country in this new international relations subfield
Categories: Political Science