Get students thinking critically about California government.Governing California in the Twenty-First Century, Fifth Edition, introduces students to the major institutions and processes of California state politics. Incorporating several of the successful features of We the People, the text emphasizes critical thinking and the relevance of state government to students’ everyday lives. Governing California can be used with any Norton American government textbook or on its own.
J. Theodore Anagnoson is professor emeritus of political science at Cal State LA and a current lecturer at UCSB. He teaches courses on American government, voting and elections, the presidency, and public policy analysis.
Gerald Bonetto is a lecturer at Cal State LA and Director of Public Affairs with the Printing Industries Association of California. He teaches courses in public policy, intergovernmental relations, California government, and economic development.
J. Vincent Buck is professor emeritus of political science at Cal State Fullerton. He has worked in Congress and the federal Department of the Interior and has written on legislatures, citizen participation, and California government and politics.
Richard DeLeon is professor emeritus of political science at San Francisco State University. He is an expert on progressive politics in San Francisco and electoral reforms such as instant runoff voting.
Jolly Emrey is professor of political science at UW-Whitewater and former professor at Cal State LA. She specializes in constitutional law and civil rights and publishes regularly in the fields of public law and public policy.
James J. Kelleher is professor emeritus at College of the Canyons and former chair of their political science department. He has taught at both California State University, Los Angeles, and CSU, Northridge.
Nadine Koch is a professor of political science at Cal State LA. She teaches courses on American government, politics and the media, public opinion, and research methods.