California Republic: Institutions, Statesmanship, and Policies

California Republic: Institutions, Statesmanship, and Policies

by Brian P. Janiskee
     
 

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This volume traces the evolution of progressive government in California and its contemporary policy consequences. Contributions from academics, journalists, and activists explore such topics as the creation of the 1849 California Constitution, the statesmanship of Ronald Reagan, the politics of public education, and the elections of 2002. The papers were presented at

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This volume traces the evolution of progressive government in California and its contemporary policy consequences. Contributions from academics, journalists, and activists explore such topics as the creation of the 1849 California Constitution, the statesmanship of Ronald Reagan, the politics of public education, and the elections of 2002. The papers were presented at an October 2000 conference held at the Claremont Institute, and many have previously appeared in Nexus, the law and policy journal of the Chapman U. School of Law. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Choice
A useful addition to the literature on state politics. Highly recommended.
Charles Kesler
The most interesting book on California politics in decades, and the only volume that weaves together the state's constitutional origins and development with discerning accounts of its major political figures and contemporary policy issues.
CHOICE
A useful addition to the literature on state politics. Highly recommended.
Kenneth E. Grubbs
California even now—when the supposed legatees of Progressivism denounce the idea of a gubernatorial recall—remains the land of golden promise, the Eureka! state. But its citizens, its leaders, its students, its observers sorely need a sober rendering of its history and its institutions. Brian P. Janiskee and Ken Masugi have delivered. If you care at all about the direction of this loveliest of states, then this book is critical to your understanding of a perplexing and wonderful land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532502
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Brian P. Janiskee is assistant professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino. Ken Masugi is the director of the Center for Local Government at the Claremont Institute.

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