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790-308-80 - NEW JERSEY POLITICS 790:308:80 SPRING 2009 Instructor John H Glascock Ph.D [email protected] Monday 6:00 p.m 8:40 p.m Western

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NEW JERSEY POLITICS 790:308:80 SPRING 2009 Instructor: John H. Glascock, Ph.D. [email protected] Monday 6:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Office Hours: 5:30 – 6:00p.m. Western Monmouth Campus, Room 215 and by appointment “We ought to be damn proud of this state. I know I am.” Governor John Corzine, “State of the State” speech, January 9, 2007 As much as we might (all?) agree with that sentiment, we are not here to be cheerleaders for New Jersey, but rather to gain information which will begin to provide a rational basis for judgments of its politics and government – hopefully, positive ones. Most of you as New Jersey natives probably have some familiarity with the state’s politics and government, but if you’re typical your knowledge of how the state functions, and why, is quite limited. This course is intended to give you a fuller understanding of government and politics in the state, partly through a more formal exposure to structure and process in readings and lectures, partly through the presentations of guest speakers, and partly through your active participation in class. New Jersey is arguably one of the most difficult states to govern in the United States. Much of its political culture and governmental structure is an historical legacy dating back to the 17 th century, even as the state is in the forefront of 21 st century challenges to modern society. Urban issues, suburbanization, transportation, land use
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2009 for the course 790 308 taught by Professor Solari during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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790-308-80 - NEW JERSEY POLITICS 790:308:80 SPRING 2009 Instructor John H Glascock Ph.D [email protected] Monday 6:00 p.m 8:40 p.m Western

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