Democracy In California / Edition 2

Democracy In California / Edition 2

by Brian P. Janiskee, Ken Masugi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742548368

ISBN-13: 9780742548367

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State is readable and thought-provoking. It is not the standard 'textbook' example of a textbook. Brian P. Janiskee and Ken Masugi clearly explain the politics and character of California's governmental institutions and the dynamics affecting the lives of its citizens. The second edition is updated

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Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State is readable and thought-provoking. It is not the standard 'textbook' example of a textbook. Brian P. Janiskee and Ken Masugi clearly explain the politics and character of California's governmental institutions and the dynamics affecting the lives of its citizens. The second edition is updated throughout and includes analysis of the 2006 elections, the 2005 special election, and the unprecedented 2003 recall election. In addition to thorough coverage of California's constitution and development, this book also examines each branch of government as well as local systems. As Janiskee and Masugi explore the nature of public opinion, parties, and campaigns, they show the effects that the state's diverse population has on all levels of politics and government. Janiskee and Masugi have added case studies to each chapter, bringing ideas to life and challenging the reader to become an active participant in California politics. The case studies are ideal starting points for class discussions. Perfect for courses in American government and state and local politics, Democracy in California is a succinct guide to the governmental intricacies of our nation's most populous state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742548367
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Diversity
Chapter 2 A Progressive Constitution
Chapter 3 Public Opinion and the Media
Chapter 4 Parties and Interest Groups
Chapter 5 Campaigns and Elections
Chapter 6 The Legislature
Chapter 7 The Executive
Chapter 8 The Courts
Chapter 9 The Budget and Government Finance
Chapter 10 Local Government
Epilogue
Glossary

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