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Democracy in California Politics and Government in the Golden State

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ISBN-10: 0742522520

ISBN-13: 9780742522527

Edition: 2002

Authors: Brian P. Janiskee, Ken Masugi

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In Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State, Brian P. Janiskee and Ken Masugi clearly explain the politics and character of California's governmental institutions and the dynamics affecting the lives of its citizens. Including thorough coverage of California's constitution and development, this text also discusses each branch of government as well as local systems. As Janiskee and Masugi explore the nature of public opinion, parties, and campaigns, they show the effects that the state's diverse population has on all levels of politics and government. Perfect for courses in american government and state and local politics, Democracy in California is a succinct…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Ken Masugi teaches for Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs, in Washington, D.C.

Preface
Introduction
From Tribes to One Common Citizenry: California's Diversity
Constitutional Government in California: The Evolution of a Progressive State
Public Opinion and the Media
Parties and Interest Groups
Campaigns and Elections
The Legislature
The Executive
The California Courts and the Progressivist Legacy
The Budget and Government Finance
Local Government
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors