California Government and Politics Today / Edition 13

California Government and Politics Today / Edition 13

by Mona Field
     
 

Updated in a new 13th edition, this book offers a unique insider’s view that engages and informs. Written by elected official Mona Field, this book blends political data with economic, cultural, and demographic trends, and provides clear and succinct coverage of California’s government.

Unlike other books in its field this book presents two contrasting

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Overview

Updated in a new 13th edition, this book offers a unique insider’s view that engages and informs. Written by elected official Mona Field, this book blends political data with economic, cultural, and demographic trends, and provides clear and succinct coverage of California’s government.

Unlike other books in its field this book presents two contrasting viewpoints on important political issues facing the state, and poses questions to spark conversation and encourage critical thinking. it also provides insight into the unique political structures and processes of California by comparing them to the federal system, other states, and other nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205791460
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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