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Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State / Edition 2

Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9780742548350
Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date: 07/10/2007
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brian P. Janiskee received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino, where he is also a faculty member in the national security studies program. He has published several articles and books on such topics as special districts, crime policy, presidential elections, American colonial local government, and national security.

Ken Masugi received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and teaches for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Studies in American Government in Washington, DC. He is editor of Interpreting Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" (described in the American Political Science Review as representing a "revolution in Tocqueville scholarship") and coeditor of four other books on modern and American political thought. A Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute, Masugi is currently completing a monograph on Democracy in America.

Table of Contents

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
About the Authors141

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