Edition: 3rd 2002
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One of the most succinctly written state government texts available, California Government provides a balanced focus on the institutional and behavioral aspects of the state's political foundations. Not only does the text fulfill the requirements of the state university system, but its comparative perspective and attention to ethnic issues make it compatible with any American government text.
List price: $20.36
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/17/2001
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Contents 1. "America, Only More So" California and the Nation Population Trends Democracy, California Style 2. The State Constitution and Direct Democracy A Different Sort of Document Historical Background Direct Democracy Changing the Constitution The Continuing Controversy 3. Public Opinion and the Media How People Think About Politics Is California Different? Regions Ethnicity The Media 4. Political Parties and Interest Groups Parties Interest Groups 5. Campaigns and Elections Partisan Versus Nonpartisan Elections Statewide Elections Other Local Elections Registration The Ballot Absentee Voting Voting Turnout Ethnicity and Voting Parties and Elections Campaign Finance Campaign-Management Firms 6. The State Legislature Redistricting Membership Leadership Lawmaking The Role of Parties Back to the Future? 7. The State's Plural Executive Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Insurance Commissioner Superintendent of Public Instruction Treasurer Controller Board of Equalization Organization of the Executive Branch The State Civil Service Streamlining the Plural Executive 8. The Judicial Process Court Structure Judicial Selection Removal of Judges Accountability Versus Independence Courts, Constitutions, and Federalism The Criminal Justice System 9. Local Governments and Tribal Governments Local Governments and the State General-Purpose Governments Special-Purpose Governments Direct Democracy in Local Government Contracting Councils of Governments Reorganizing Local Government Tribal Governments and California Politics 10. Financing California Government Trade-offs Overview: California and Other States Compared Budgetary Constraints State Government Finance Local Government Finance