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Written by a professor and elected official, California Government and Politics Today offers a unique insider's view that engages and informs students. Blending political data with economic, cultural and demographic trends, this text provides clear and succinct coverage of California's government while encouraging students to become politically involved.
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. 86|
|California Courts and Judges||p. 96|
|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. 121|
|Challenges for California's Future||p. 129|
|Directory of Political Organizations That Anyone Can Join||p. 138|
|California State Offices||p. 140|
|How to Get in Touch with Your Elected Officials||p. 144|
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