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California Government and Politics Today

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ISBN-10: 0205791468

ISBN-13: 9780205791460

Edition: 13th 2011

Authors: Mona Field

List price: $61.60
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Updated in a new 13th edition, this book offers a unique insiderrs"s view that engages and informs. Written by elected official Mona Field, this book blends political data with economic, cultural, and demographic trends, and provides clear and succinct coverage of Californiars"s government. Unlike other books in its field this book presents two contrasting viewpoints on important political issues facing the state, and poses questions to spark conversation and encourage critical thinking. it also provides insight into the unique political structures and processes of California by comparing them to the federal system, other states, and other nations.
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Book details

List price: $61.60
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
California Politics in Perspective
The Californians: Land, People, and Political Culture
California's Historical Development
Freedom and Equality: California's Delicate Balance
Media Influences and Interest Groups
Political Parties and Other Voluntary Organizations
Campaigns and Elections: Too Many?
The California Legislature
California's Plural Executive: Governor Plus Seven
Paying the Bills: California's Budget Struggles
California Courts and Judges
Criminal Justice and Civil Law
City Governments: Providing the Basics
Beyond Cities: Counties, Special Districts, Education Districts, and Regional Agencies
Challenges for California's Future
Directory of Political Organizations That Anyone Can Join
California State Offices
How to Get in Touch with Your Elected Officials
Glossary
Bibliography
Index