Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State

Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State

by Brian P. Janiskee, Ken Masugi
ISBN-10:
0742522512
ISBN-13:
9780742522510
Pub. Date:
08/06/2002
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State

Modeling their themes (as well as their title) after Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Janiskee (political science, California State U.) and Masugi (director, Center for Local Government at the Claremont Institute) offer an introduction to the politics and government of the state of California. Chapters on the values and diversity of the citizenry and the constitutional history of the state set the stage for individual examinations of public opinion and the media, parties and interest groups, campaigns and elections, the legislatures, the executive, the courts, the budget and government finance, and local government. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742522510
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/06/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxiii
1From Tribes to One Common Citizenry: California's Diversity1
2Constitutional Government in California: The Evolution of a Progressive State17
3Public Opinion and the Media27
4Parties and Interest Groups39
5Campaigns and Elections51
6The Legislature63
7The Executive75
8The California Courts and the Progressivist Legacy87
9The Budget and Government Finance97
10Local Government107
Glossary119
Bibliography123
Index133
About the Authors141

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