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Custom Enrichment Module: California Governmentby Korey, John L.
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Thoroughly updated with the coverage of the 2008 elections, the Fifth Edition of CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT offers a balanced exploration of the institutional and behavioral aspects of the state's political foundations. Not only does this text fulfill the state politics requirement of the Cal State University system, but its comparative perspective and attention to issues of ethnicity make it a valuable complement to any general government text. Pedagogical features include a glossary of terms specific to the state of California, chapter-opening epigrams, and an extensive Notes section at the end of the text.
Table of Contents
|"America, Only More So"||p. 1|
|Population Trends||p. 1|
|Dimensions of Conflict and Cooperation||p. 4|
|Democracy, California Style||p. 6|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 8|
|The State Constitution and "Hybrid Democracy"||p. 9|
|A Different Sort of Document||p. 9|
|Historical Background||p. 9|
|Direct Democracy||p. 12|
|The Initiative||p. 12|
|The Referendum||p. 12|
|The Recall||p. 14|
|Changing the Constitution||p. 15|
|The Continuing Controversy||p. 16|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 19|
|Public Opinion and the Media||p. 20|
|How People Think About Politics||p. 20|
|California and the Nation||p. 22|
|The Media||p. 26|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 28|
|Political Parties||p. 30|
|The Progressive Legacy Revisited||p. 30|
|Party Organizations: Structures and Activities||p. 31|
|Party Organizations and Primary Elections||p. 32|
|The Party in the Electorate||p. 34|
|Characteristics and Attitudes of Party Members||p. 34|
|The Party in Government||p. 36|
|Minor Parties||p. 37|
|Parties and Interest Groups||p. 38|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 39|
|Campaigns and Elections||p. 40|
|Partisan Versus Nonpartisan Elections||p. 40|
|Statewide Elections||p. 41|
|The Primary||p. 41|
|The General Election||p. 42|
|Special Elections||p. 42|
|Other Local Elections||p. 42|
|The Ballot||p. 43|
|Vote by Mail and Early Voting||p. 44|
|California's Two Populations||p. 45|
|California's Two Electorates||p. 47|
|Campaign Finance||p. 47|
|Campaign-Management Firms||p. 48|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 49|
|The State Legislature||p. 51|
|Term Limits||p. 54|
|Ethnic Representation||p. 55|
|The Assembly: Jesse, Willie, and the Strong Speaker Era||p. 56|
|The Senate||p. 59|
|The Role of Parties||p. 61|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 65|
|The State's Plural Executive||p. 67|
|Separately Elected Officials||p. 67|
|Tenure Potential||p. 68|
|Appointment Power||p. 68|
|Budgetary Power||p. 69|
|Veto Power||p. 69|
|Party Control||p. 70|
|Other Powers||p. 71|
|Lieutenant Governor||p. 72|
|Attorney General||p. 73|
|Secretary of State||p. 73|
|Insurance Commissioner||p. 74|
|Superintendent of Public Instruction||p. 74|
|Board of Equalization||p. 76|
|Term Limits and Political Careers of Elected Executives||p. 76|
|Organization of the Executive Branch||p. 77|
|The Governor's Office||p. 77|
|The "Agency Plan"||p. 77|
|The Role of Other Elected Executives||p. 78|
|Independent Boards and Commissions||p. 78|
|The State Civil Service||p. 79|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 80|
|Courts, Constitutions, and Corrections||p. 82|
|Court Structure||p. 83|
|Trial Courts||p. 83|
|Courts of Appeal||p. 85|
|The California Supreme Court||p. 86|
|Judicial Administration||p. 89|
|Judicial Selection||p. 89|
|Trial Courts||p. 89|
|Appellate Courts||p. 89|
|Removal of Judges||p. 90|
|Accountability Versus Independence||p. 90|
|Rights, Liberties, and Governmental Powers in a Federal System||p. 91|
|The Criminal Justice System||p. 93|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 95|
|Local Governments and Tribal Governments||p. 96|
|Local Governments and the State||p. 97|
|General-Purpose Governments||p. 97|
|The Special Case of San Francisco||p. 100|
|Special Purpose Governments||p. 100|
|School Districts||p. 100|
|Special Districts||p. 101|
|Direct Democracy in Local Government||p. 101|
|Councils of Governments||p. 102|
|Reorganizing Local Government||p. 103|
|Tribal Governments and California Politics||p. 103|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 103|
|Financing California Government||p. 105|
|Overview: California and Other States Compared||p. 107|
|Ballot Box Budgeting?||p. 109|
|Tax Constraints||p. 110|
|Spending Constraints||p. 111|
|State Government Finance||p. 112|
|The Budget Process||p. 112|
|Where the Money Comes From, and Where It Goes||p. 114|
|Local Government Finance||p. 115|
|Surfing California: Internet Resources||p. 117|
|A Note on Sources||p. 124|
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