California Government and Politics Today

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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

Prefacep. v
California Politics in Perspectivep. 1
The Californians: Land, People, and Political Culturep. 10
California's Historical Developmentp. 20
Freedom and Equality: California's Delicate Balancep. 28
Media Influences and Interest Groupsp. 38
Political Parties and Other Voluntary Organizationsp. 47
Campaigns and Elections: Too Many?p. 55
The California Legislaturep. 64
California's Plural Executive: Governor Plus Sevenp. 75
Paying the Bills: California's Budget Strugglesp. 86
California Courts and Judgesp. 96
Criminal Justice and Civil Lawp. 104
City Governments: Providing the Basicsp. 113
Beyond Cities: Counties, Special Districts, Education Districts, and Regional Agenciesp. 121
Challenges for California's Futurep. 129
Directory of Political Organizations That Anyone Can Joinp. 138
California State Officesp. 140
How to Get in Touch with Your Elected Officialsp. 144
Glossaryp. 145
Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 151
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