Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State / Edition 1

Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State / Edition 1

by Brian P. Janiskee, Ken Masugi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742534847

ISBN-13: 9780742534841

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State, 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 Post-Recall Edition is updated throughout and includes a special discussion of the effects of the unprecedented

Overview

In Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State, 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 Post-Recall Edition is updated throughout and includes a special discussion of the effects of the unprecedented 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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742534841
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
Post-Recall Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 From Tribes to One Common Citizenry: California's Diversity Chapter 4 Constitutional Government in California: The Evolution of a Progressive State Chapter 5 Public Opinion and the Media Chapter 6 Parties and Interest Groups Chapter 7 Campaigns and Elections Chapter 8 The Legislature Chapter 9 The Executive Chapter 10 The California Courts and the Progressive Legislature Chapter 11 The Budget and Government Finance Chapter 12 Local Government Chapter 13 The Recall Election Chapter 14 Glossary Chapter 15 Bibliography

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