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This lively text offers clear and succinct coverage of 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 Todayis 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 new edition continues the book's tradition of offering accessible, nuts-and-bolts coverage while also encouraging political activism and developing the studentrs"s own unique political views.
Table of Contents
|California Politics in Perspective||p. 1|
|The Californians: Land, People, and Political Culture||p. 10|
|California's Historical Development||p. 20|
|Freedom and Equality: California's Delicate Balance||p. 28|
|Media Influences and Interest Groups||p. 38|
|Political Parties and Other Voluntary Organizations||p. 47|
|Campaigns and Elections: Too Many?||p. 55|
|The California Legislature||p. 64|
|California's Plural Executive: Governor Plus Seven||p. 75|
|Paying the Bills: California's Budget Struggles||p. 85|
|California Courts and Judges||p. 95|
|Criminal Justice and Civil Law||p. 104|
|City Governments: Providing the Basics||p. 113|
|Beyond Cities: Counties, Special Districts, Education Districts, and Regional Agencies||p. 122|
|Challenges for California's Future||p. 130|
|Directory of Political Organizations That Anyone Can Join||p. 140|
|California State Offices||p. 143|
|How to Get in Touch with Your Elected Officials||p. 150|
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