California Politics and Government A Practical Approach

ISBN-10: 0495913456
ISBN-13: 9780495913450
Edition: 11th 2012
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Larry N. Gerston, professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University, interacts with the political process as both an author and an observer. As an author, he has written eleven academic books in addition to CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, including MAKING PUBLIC POLICY: FROM CONFLICT TO RESOLUTION (1983), POLITICS IN THE GOLDEN STATE (with Terry Christensen, 1984), THE DEREGULATED SOCIETY (with Cynthia Fraleigh and Robert Schwab, 1988), AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: POLITICS, PROCESS AND POLICIES (1993), PUBLIC POLICY: PROCESS AND PRINCIPLES (1987), PUBLIC POLICYMAKING IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY: A GUIDE TO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (2002), RECALL! CALIFORNIA'S POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE (with Terry Christensen, 2004), AMERICAN FEDERALISM: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION (2007), CONFRONTING REALITY: TEN ISSUES THREATENING TO IMPLODE AMERICAN SOCIETY AND HOW WE CAN FIX IT (2009), NOT SO GOLDEN AFTER ALL: THE RISE AND FALL OF CALIFORNIA (2012), and REVIVING CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT: POLICIES TO RENEW NATIONAL COMMUNITY (2015). Gerston serves as the political analyst for NBC11, a San Francisco Bay Area television station, where he appears on a regular basis. He has written more than a 125 op-ed pieces for newspapers throughout the nation and speaks often on issues such as civic engagement and political empowerment.

Preface
About the Authors
California's People, Economy, and Politics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Colonization, Rebellion, and Statehood
Railroads, Machines, and Reform
The Workingmen's Party
The Progressives
The Great Depression and World War II
Growth, Change, and Political Turmoil
California Today
California's People, Economy, and Politics
Notes
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California's Political Parties and Direct Democracy
The Progressive Legacy
Party Organization-Structure and Supporters
Official Party Structures
Party Supporters
Direct Democracy
The Recall
The Referendum
The Initiative
Legislative Initiatives, Constitutional Amendments, and Bonds
The Politics of Ballot Propositions
Political Parties and Direct Democracy
Notes
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California Elections, Campaigns, and the Media
The Voters
The Candidates
The Money
Campaigning California Style
The News Media and California Politics
Paper Politics
Television Politics
New Media
Elections, Campaigns, and the Media
Notes
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Interest Groups: The Power behind the Dome
The Evolution of Group Power in California
The Groups
Economic Groups
Professional Associations and Unions
Demographic Groups
Single-Issue Groups
Public Interest Groups
Techniques and Targets: Interest Groups at Work
Lobbying
Campaign Support
Litigation
Direct Democracy
Regulating Groups
Measuring Group Clout: Money, Numbers, and Credibility
Notes
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The Legislature: The Perils of Policymaking
The Making and Unmaking of a Model Legislature
A Little History
The Shift toward Professionalism
Redistricting: Keeping and Losing Control
Term Limits
New Rules, New Players
Leaders and Staff Members
Staffing the Professional Legislature
How a Bill Becomes a Law
The Formal Process
The Informal Process
Other Factors
Unfinished Business
Notes
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California Law: Courts, Judges, and Politics
The California Court System
The Judicial Ladder
Judicial Election and Selection
Appointments and the Higher Courts
Firing Judges
The Courts at Work
Appeals
Running the Courts
The High Court as a Political Battleground
Governors, Voters, and the Courts
Courts and the Politics of Crime
California Law
Notes
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The Executive Branch: Coping with Fragmented Authority
The Governor: First Among Equals
Formal Powers
Informal Powers
Ever-Changing Relationships
The Supporting Cast
The Lieutenant Governor
The Attorney General
The Secretary of State
The Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Money Officers
The Insurance Commissioner
The Supporting Cast-Snow White's Seven Dwarfs?
The Bureaucracy
Making the Pieces Fit
Notes
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Taxing and Spending: Budgetary Politics and Policies
California's Budget Environment
The Budgetary Process
The Governor and Other Executive Officers
Legislative Participants
The Courts
The Public
Revenue Sources
The Sales Tax
The Personal Income Tax
Bank and Corporation Taxes
Other Sources
Taxes in Perspective
Spending
Public Education: Grades K through 12
Higher Education: Colleges and Universities
Health and Human Services
Prisons
Other Budget Obligations
California's Budget: Too Little, Too Much, or Just Right?
Notes
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California's Local Governments: Politics at the Grassroots
Counties and Cities
Counties
Cities
Power in the City: Council Members, Managers, and Mayors
Elections
Executive Power
More Governments
School Districts and Special Districts
Regional Governments
Direct Democracy in Local Politics
Land Use: Coping with Growth
Taxing and Spending
Local Government
Notes
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State-Federal Relations: Conflict, Cooperation, and Chaos
California's Clout with the President
California's Clout with Congress
Divisiveness
Controversy over the Proposed Aubum Dam-Case in Point
Terrorism
Immigration
Climate Change
Water
Shared Resources
California Today: Golden State or Fool's Gold?
Notes
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Glossary
Index

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