Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State

Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State

by By Brian P. Janiskee, Ken Masugi
     
 

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In Democracy in California, 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 third edition is updated throughout and includes a thorough analysis of the 2010 election..See more details below

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In Democracy in California, 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 third edition is updated throughout and includes a thorough analysis of the 2010 election..

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Ralph A. Rossum
In their succinct, highly-readable, and now updated guide to California politics, Janiskee and Masugi provide a historical overview and contemporary account of the major constitutional features, governmental arrangements, fiscal practices, and diverse social characteristics of the Golden State.
Aiming high, they consciously model their Democracy in California on Tocqueville's Democracy in America. They offer thoughtful meditations on Tocqueville's insights into the principles, problems, and prospects of democratic life. Their aim is uncannily accurate. This is an indispensable book for anyone wishing to understand and assess the successes and failures of California politics and government.
John J. Pitney
Janiskee and Masugi have done it again with the third edition, producing a cogent analysis of California politics that is both timely and rooted in historical context. With tight prose and thorough research, it shows how Progressivism continues to shape state politics, with results that are often far from progressive. This book is a wonderful brief introduction to the not-always-golden politics of the Golden State.
John J. Pitney Jr.
Janiskee and Masugi have done it again with the third edition, producing a cogent analysis of California politics that is both timely and rooted in historical context. With tight prose and thorough research, it shows how Progressivism continues to shape state politics, with results that are often far from progressive. This book is a wonderful brief introduction to the not-always-golden politics of the Golden State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442203389
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
598,083
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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