California Politics

California Politics
Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Release: 2018-01-12
Editor: CQ Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781506380384
Language: en
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The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition of California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s history, political culture, rules, and institutions come together to shape politics today and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. Author Renee B. Van Vechten begins with a brief political history of California, then walks through direct democracy, the legislature, executive branch, and court system. She covers local government and concludes with a discussion of the state’s budget process, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and policy issues. From the structure of the state's government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer delivers the concepts and details students need. New to the Fifth Edition An emphasis on California’s place in the federal system provides you with context around the state leadership's resistance to Trump administration policies on things like California’s sanctuary state status, immigration, the environment, and more. Increased coverage of policy topics throughout the book helps you see how recent policy has impacted issues such as greenhouse gas emissions regulations, attempted “fixes” for water- and drought-related issues, new transportation projects, and prison reform. Extended discussions of elections-related innovations introduce you to recent elections-related topics such as the Top-Two Primary, efforts to increase voter registration, all vote-by-mail elections, and redistricting. New coverage of the “Five Californias” gives you a better understanding of California’s political geography and how distinct segments of the population are primed for political engagement or disaffection. New lists of key terms with clear definitions at the end of each chapter enable you to review the content more effectively. New and updated maps and graphics depict important topics such as California’s newly proposed high-speed rail project.

California Government and Politics Today

California Government and Politics Today
Author: Mona Field
Release: 2017-06-28
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0134627105
Language: en
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For courses in California government A practical, contemporary overview of California politics California Government and Politics Today explains California's ever-changing political situation in the context of social and economic trends. As in previous editions, author Mona Field focuses on the state's ethnic and cultural diversity as well as the global economy's impact on California (and vice versa). In addition, she helps students to view political involvement as an essential component of achieving the California Dream. The Fifteenth Edition includes updated data and coverage of contemporary issues, including contrasts between California and the nation after the 2016 presidential election. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

California Politics

California Politics
Author: Edgar Kaskla
Release: 2007-07-02
Editor: CQ Press
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9781483371061
Language: en
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California is full of myths and legends, but its political system shouldn’t be. In this refreshingly critical take, Edgar Kaskla brings an analysis of power—how it is distributed, how it is used, and to what end—to bear on California’s political system and the many troubling issues it currently faces. Starting from the premise that California is in deep crisis politically, economically, culturally, and environmentally, Kaskla traces the state’s economic and political development as a process controlled by and for the elite, be they land barons, the Hollywood glitterati, or Silicon Valley execs. Kaskla focuses on what he calls growth machine politics—elites and their land use as promoters of development and redevelopment—to show students how the gap between the rich and poor in California continues to widen. As minority communities increase in size, as the cost of campaigning in the state balloons, and as the state’s debt crisis mounts, the socio-economic and cultural issues at play in California add up to a real threat to democratic governance. Kaskla clearly outlines how each of the state’s institutions are organized, but also shows how they are affected—indeed distorted—by a host of serious economic and social inequalities. Not one to mince words, Kaskla is in places irreverent, but his text is thoroughly researched and well argued, never crossing the line into the polemical. Tables, figures, maps, and lists for further reading help reinforce the book’s substantive points and critical approach, and a host of student and instructor ancillaries help with study, review, and preparation.

Democracy in California

Democracy in California
Author: Brian P. Janiskee,Ken Masugi
Release: 2008
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 159
ISBN: 0742548368
Language: en
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In Democracy in California, 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. The Second Edition is updated throughout and includes special discussions of the recent 2006 election, the 2005 special election, and the 2003 recall effort.

California Politics

California Politics
Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: CQ Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781483375618
Language: en
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California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s history, political culture, rules, and institutions work together to shape its political landscape. Author Renee Van Vechten begins with a brief political history of the state, then walks through direct democracy, the legislature, executive branch, and court system, covers local government, and concludes with discussion of the state’s budget process, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and major policy issues facing the state. The thoroughly revised Fourth Edition includes new maps and coverage of the political problems raised by persistent drought, prison reform, immigration, political disengagement among young Californians, new laws affecting voting and elections, and the controversy over mandatory vaccination of schoolchildren.

California Politics 1846 1920

California Politics  1846 1920
Author: Spencer C. Olin
Release: 1981
Editor: Heinle & Heinle Pub
Pages: 87
ISBN: 0878351140
Language: en
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California Politics Policy

California Politics   Policy
Author: Anonim
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C065238634
Language: en
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Ethnic Context Race Relations and California Politics

Ethnic Context  Race Relations  and California Politics
Author: Bruce E. Cain,Jack Citrin,Cara Wong
Release: 2000
Editor: Public Policy Inst of California
Pages: 87
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010392160
Language: en
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California Crucible

California Crucible
Author: Jonathan Bell
Release: 2011-12-30
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780812206241
Language: en
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In the three decades following World War II, the Golden State was not only the fastest-growing state in the Union but also the site of significant political change. From the late 1940s through the mid-1970s, a generation of liberal activists transformed the political landscape of California, ending Republican dominance of state politics and eventually setting the tone for the Democratic Party nationwide. In California Crucible, Jonathan Bell chronicles this dramatic story of postwar liberalism—from early grassroots organizing and the election of Pat Brown as governor in 1958 to the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s and the campaigns against the New Right in the 1970s. As Bell argues, the emergent "California liberalism" was a distinctly post-New Deal phenomenon that drew on the ambitious ideals of the New Deal but adapted them to a diverse population. The result was a broad coalition that sought to extend social democracy to marginalized groups—such as gay rights and civil rights organizations—that had not been well served by the Democratic Party in earlier decades. In building this coalition, liberal activists forged an ideology capable of bringing Latino farm workers, African American civil rights activists, and wealthy suburban homemakers into a shared political project. By exploring California Democrats' largely successful attempts to link economic rights to civil rights and serve the needs of diverse groups, Bell challenges common assumptions about the rise of the New Right and the decline of American liberalism in the postwar era. As Bell shows, by the end of the 1970s California had become the spiritual home of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party as much as that of the Reagan Revolution.

California Politics

California Politics
Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: CQ Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781544388700
Language: en
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Help students to understand how California′s political system works with this concise text, thoroughly revised for the Sixth Edition. Author Renée Van Vechten presses students to think about how history, political culture, rules, and institutions conspire to shape politics today, and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. From the structure of the state′s government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer provides the concepts and details students need. Instructors! The Instructor Resource Site gives you access to all of the resources included with this text. Learn more.

California Politics

California Politics
Author: Edgar Kaskla
Release: 2008
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780872892767
Language: en
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California is full of myths and legends, but its political system shouldn&BAD:’t be. In this refreshingly critical take, Edgar Kaskla brings an analysis of power&BAD:—how it is distributed, how it is used, and to what end&BAD:—to bear on California&BAD:’s political system and the many troubling issues it currently faces. Starting from the premise that California is in deep crisis politically, economically, culturally, and environmentally, Kaskla traces the state&BAD:’s economic and political development as a process controlled by and for the elite, be they land barons, the Hollywood glitterati, or Silicon Valley execs.Kaskla focuses on what he calls growth machine politics&BAD:—elites and their land use as promoters of development and redevelopment&BAD:—to show students how the gap between the rich and poor in California continues to widen. As minority communities increase in size, as the cost of campaigning in the state balloons, and as the state&BAD:’s debt crisis mounts, the socio-economic and cultural issues at play in California add up to a real threat to democratic governance. Kaskla clearly outlines how each of the state&BAD:’s institutions are organized, but also shows how they are affected&BAD:—indeed distorted&BAD:—by a host of serious economic and social inequalities. Not one to mince words, Kaskla is in places irreverent, but his text is thoroughly researched and well argued, never crossing the line into the polemical. Tables, figures, maps, and lists for further reading help reinforce the book&BAD:’s substantive points and critical approach, and a host of student and instructor ancillaries help with study, review, and preparation.

California Political Almanac 1991 1992

California Political Almanac 1991 1992
Author: Stephen Green
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 527
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060924920
Language: en
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California Politics A Primer

California Politics  A Primer
Author: Renée Van Vechten
Release: 2011-11-22
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781452203065
Language: en
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Underscoring the essentials, Van Vechten's concise text delivers on the concepts and details students need to understand how California's political system works. The thoroughly revised second edition retains all the strengths of the first edition, with updates that include: * all charts, graphs, and tables reflecting major data releases such as the U.S. Census, election results, state reports, and public opinion polls; * a look at direct democracy in counties and municipalities through local initiatives; * an expanded view of political constraints on the annual budgeting process; * coverage of significant alterations to the primary system and redistricting process; * the replacement of Arnold Schwarzenegger with new governor Jerry Brown; * and a new chapter on political engagement, examining where Californians get their political information and how they use it to influence state politics.

Deceit and Denial

Deceit and Denial
Author: Gerald Markowitz,David Rosner
Release: 2013-01-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780520275829
Language: en
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The Dynamics of California Government and Politics

The Dynamics of California Government and Politics
Author: Richard B. Harvey
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 301
ISBN: UCAL:B3978009
Language: en
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Preserving Privilege

Preserving Privilege
Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs,Teiahsha Bankhead
Release: 2001
Editor: Praeger Publishers
Pages: 230
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010197562
Language: en
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Examines California as forerunner and example of responses to ethnic and racial change in America.

California

California
Author: David G. Lawrence
Release: 2005-07
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0534602347
Language: en
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Written from the perspective of someone who teaches the course and who has worked in local government, this text is a comprehensive, thematically-organized treatment of California politics. Lawrence brings the subject to life for students using the two themesdiversity and hyperpluralismthat make this state's political climate so interesting. In particular, the author examines the growing proliferation of pressures and groups that compete for attention and make governing the state increasingly challenging. And, to illustrate the connection between California politics and American politics, the author discusses aspects of American politicssuch as the democratic, elite, and pluralist theoriesand how these broader concepts add new clarity and depth to any understanding of California politics.

Lead Wars

Lead Wars
Author: Gerald Markowitz,David Rosner
Release: 2014-08-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780520283930
Language: en
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In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland’s Court of Appeals—which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children—as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children.

California Politics Policy

California Politics   Policy
Author: Anonim
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105210919127
Language: en
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California Politics

California Politics
Author: Joseph Pratt Harris,Leonard Rowe
Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 70
ISBN: UCAL:B3640260
Language: en
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