California Government and Politics Today / Edition 8

California Government and Politics Today / Edition 8

by Mona Field, Charles P. Sohner, Charles P. Sohner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321005112

ISBN-13: 9780321005113

Pub. Date: 08/04/1998

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Written by a professor and elected official, California Government and Politics Today offers a unique insider's view that engages and informs students. Blending political data with economic, cultural and demographic trends, this text provides clear and succinct coverage of California's government while encouraging students to become politically involved.

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Written by a professor and elected official, California Government and Politics Today offers a unique insider's view that engages and informs students. Blending political data with economic, cultural and demographic trends, this text provides clear and succinct coverage of California's government while encouraging students to become politically involved.

Features:

Debating the Issues boxes present two contrasting viewpoints on important political issues facing the state, and pose an “Ask Yourself” question to spark conversation and encourage critical thinking.

Compared to California boxes provide insight into the unique political structures and processes of California by comparing them to the federal system, other states, and other nations.

Enjoying Media: Movies to See and Websites to Explore includes a list of must-see documentaries and Hollywood films as well as websites that illuminate various aspects of California life and bring the subject to life.

Questions to Consider posed at the end of each chapter prompt students to apply the information from the text to their own experiences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321005113
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
08/04/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1California Politics in Perspective1
Ch. 2The Californians: Land, People, and Political Culture8
Ch. 3California's Historical Development16
Ch. 4Freedom and Equality: California's Delicate Balance22
Ch. 5Media Influences and Pressure Groups29
Ch. 6Political Parties and Other Voluntary Associations36
Ch. 7Campaigns and Elections42
Ch. 8The California Legislature49
Ch. 9The California Executive57
Ch. 10The California Courts66
Ch. 11Criminal Justice and Civil Law73
Ch. 12City Governments80
Ch. 13Counties, Special Districts, and Regional Agencies87
Ch. 14Financing the Golden State94
Ch. 15Issues for the New Century102
App. ADirectory of Political Organizations110
App. BCalifornia State Officers114
App. CUseful Web Sites127
Glossary128
Bibliography133
Index134

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