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This is the 10th edition with a publication date of 1/1/2005.
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The Tenth Edition of this brief and inexpensive best-seller offers up-to-date coverage and comprehensive discussions of California government and politics, including coverage of the 2003 recall election and its aftermath. This lively text offers a unique approach to California government that blends political data with economic, cultural, and demographic trends, and analyzes the link between the economy and the political process. California Government and Politics Today is written by a college professor who is also an elected official in California, offering a unique insider's view that will engage and inform students. This completely updated new edition encourages political activism and the development of the reader's own unique political views.
Table of Contents
|CHAPTER 1 California Politics in Perspective||1||(7)|
|CHAPTER 2 The Californians: Land, People, and Political Culture||8||(8)|
|CHAPTER 3 California's Historical Development||16||(7)|
|CHAPTER 4 Freedom and Equality: California's Delicate Balance||23||(8)|
|CHAPTER 5 Media Influences and Interest Groups||31||(7)|
|CHAPTER 6 Political Parties and Other Voluntary Associations||38||(7)|
|CHAPTER 7 Campaigns and Elections||45||(8)|
|CHAPTER 8 The California Legislature||53||(8)|
|CHAPTER 9 California's Plural Executive||61||(9)|
|CHAPTER 10 Paying the Bills for the Golden State||70||(8)|
|CHAPTER 11 California Courts and Judges||78||(7)|
|CHAPTER 12 Criminal Justice and Civil Law||85||(7)|
|CHAPTER 13 City Governments||92||(7)|
|CHAPTER 14 Counties, Special Districts, and Regional Agencies||99||(6)|
|CHAPTER 15 Challenges for California's Future||105||(8)|
|APPENDIX A: Directory of Political Organizations That Anyone Can Join||113||(3)|
|APPENDIX B: California State Offices||116||(16)|
|APPENDIX C: Useful Websites||132||(2)|
|APPENDIX D: How to Get in Touch with Your Elected Officials||134||(2)|