9780155063884

California Politics and Government A Practical Approach

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    9780155063884

  • ISBN10:

    015506388X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Concise and up-to-date, this Sixth Edition provides students with a concise synthesis of politics, policy making, and institutions in a state whose issues and complexity are unmatched anywhere. A brief "nuts-and-bolts" treatment, this text uses contemporary examples that are both appealing to read and illustrative of complex principles.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vi
Preface vii
California's People, Economy, and Politics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
1(14)
Colonization, Rebellion, and Statehood
1(2)
Railroads, Machines, and Reform
3(2)
The Great Depression and World War II
5(2)
Postwar Politics
7(1)
California Today
8(5)
Into the Future
13(2)
Notes
13(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
14(1)
Learn More at the Library
14(1)
Political Parties and Direct Democracy: Too Much Democracy?
15(12)
The Progressive Legacy
14(3)
Party Organization-From Structure to Supporters
17(3)
New Reforms for the Twenty-First Century
20(1)
Direct Democracy
20(3)
The Politics of Ballot Propositions
23(2)
Political Parties, Direct Democracy, and California Politics
25(2)
Notes
26(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
26(1)
Learn More at the Library
26(1)
Voters, Candidates, Campaigns, and the Media: The Mix of Money and Marketing
27(13)
The Voters
27(2)
The Candidates
29(1)
Campaigning California Style
30(5)
The Media in California Politics
35(3)
Elections, Campaigns, and the Media
38(2)
Notes
38(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
38(1)
Learn More at the Library
39(1)
Interest Groups: The Power Behind the Dome
40(12)
The Evolution of Group Power in California
40(1)
The Groups
41(4)
Techniques and Targets: Interest Groups at Work
45(5)
Regulating Groups
50(1)
Measuring Group Clout: Money, Numbers, and Credibility
50(2)
Notes
51(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
51(1)
Learn More at the Library
51(1)
The Legislature: The Perils of Policymaking
52(14)
The Making and Unmaking of a Model Legislature
52(7)
How a Bill Becomes a Law
59(5)
Unfinished Business
64(2)
Notes
64(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
65(1)
Learn More at the Library
65(1)
Courts, Judges, and Politics: California Law
66(14)
The California Court System
66(4)
The Courts at Work
70(5)
The High Court as a Political Battleground
75
Governors, Voters, and the Courts
74(3)
Courts and the Politics of Crime
77(1)
Politics and the Courts
78(2)
Notes
79(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
79(1)
Learn More at the Library
79(1)
The Executive Branch: Coping with Fragmented Authority
80(14)
The Governor: First among Equals
80(7)
The Supporting Cast
87(4)
The Bureaucracy
91(1)
Making the Pieces Fit
91(3)
Notes
92(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
92(1)
Learn More at the Library
93(1)
Taxing and Spending: Budgetary Politics and Policies
94(13)
The Budgetary Process
95(2)
Revenue Sources
97(4)
Spending
101(4)
Modern State Budgets: Too Little, Too Much, or Just Right?
105(2)
Notes
106(1)
Learn More on the World Wide Web
106(1)
Learn More at the Library
106(1)
Local Government: Politics at the Grass Roots
107(1)
Counties and Cities
107(4)
Power in the City: Council Members, Managers, and Mayors
111(4)
More Governments
115(1)
Direct Democracy in Local Politics
116(1)
Land Use: Coping with Growth
117

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