New Mexico Government
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:7/1994 - University of New Mexico Press
By: Paul L. Hain, F. Chris Garcia
This book, completely revised and updated, remains as indispensible today as when it first appeared in 1976. It is still the only volume that provides a basic background for every reader seeking a better understanding of the state's political system. Offered here is a concise introduction to th major institutions and processes of New Mexico government--from the constitutionally defined roles of govenors and legislators to their informal exercise of power and interactions with each other, citizens, courts, federal and state bureaucracies, media, and political parties. In recent decades the state has seen attempts to reform its complicated governmental structure to respond to dramatic changes in its cultural, economic, environmental, demographic, and social character. The changes initiated in the 1980s are fully described in this new edition, with special attention given to state finances, local and tribal government, education, elections, and reulatory agencies.