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(b. 1935, Schenectady, New York). Ph.D. Political Economy and Government, M.A. Public Administration, Harvard University; B.A., Brown University.

Nathan is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Rockefeller College, University at Albany, State University of New York. Previously, he was Professor of Public International Affairs and Director of Princeton Urban and Regional Research Center, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He has served as an advisor to the U.S. General Accounting Office and was Deputy Under-Secretary for Welfare Reform, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

He has authored or coauthored numerous publications, including his most recent book, Regionalism and Realism: A Study of Governments in the New York Metropolitan Area (with Gerald Benjamin). He has written extensively on government policy and practices and has been called ...

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