California Politics A Primer

California Politics  A Primer
Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1483340139
Available:
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: CQ Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text delivers the essential concepts and details students need to understand how California's political system works. The thoroughly revised third edition retains and builds on all the strengths of the first two editions, including tightly organized chapters, information-packed visuals, and contemporary examples that illustrate the immediacy of state politics. New to this edition: Thoroughly updated text, tables, and figures reflect recent demographic and electoral trends, ballot initiatives, state laws, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including the Prop 8 ruling, legislative term limits reform, and simple majority rules for passing the annual budget. Greater attention to the role of special interest groups in the state's policymaking process, including their lobbying efforts. Coverage of policy responses to current political issues and solutions including higher education budget cuts, prison realignment, and the implementation of AB32's "cap-and-trade" program for greenhouse gases.

California Politics

California Politics
Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781506380384
Available:
Release: 2018-01-12
Editor: CQ Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Politics

California Politics
Author: Edgar Kaskla
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9781483371061
Available:
Release: 2007-07-02
Editor: CQ Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1442247533
Available:
Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Democracy in California, Janiskee and Masugi clearly explain the politics and character of California's governmental institutions and the dynamics affecting the lives of its citizens. The fourth edition is updated throughout and includes special discussions of the 2014 election and recent events.

California Politics Policy

California Politics   Policy
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C065238634
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
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
Pages: 87
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010392160
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Public Policy Inst of California
Language: en

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California Government and Politics Today

California Government and Politics Today
Author: Mona Field
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0134627105
Available:
Release: 2017-06-28
Editor: Pearson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 1846 1920

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

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California Politics and Government A Practical Approach

California Politics and Government  A Practical Approach
Author: Larry Gerston,Terry Christensen
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0495566500
Available:
Release: 2008-12-08
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Taking a unique nuts-and-bolts approach, the concise CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, 10E, gives students insight into real-life politics as it vividly illustrates the complex principles at work in state government. Current examples and clear explanations give students a solid understanding of the ins and outs of the California government. Thoroughly updated, the new edition addresses many complex economic, social, education, and immigration issues and their impact on state politics. The tenth edition includes new court cases, updates on the ongoing budget crisis, coverage of the 2008 elections, changes in government regulations, and more. In addition, public policy coverage is thoroughly integrated throughout the text, helping students make connections and see firsthand the impact and practical applications of government and legislation on their own lives. Clear, concise, and straightforward, CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, 10E, equips students with a solid understanding of how government and politics really work as well as how they affect the students' world now and in the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Preserving Privilege

Preserving Privilege
Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs,Teiahsha Bankhead
Pages: 230
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010197562
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines California as forerunner and example of responses to ethnic and racial change in America.

Democracy in California

Democracy in California
Author: Brian P. Janiskee,Ken Masugi
Pages: 159
ISBN: 0742548368
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781544388700
Available:
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: CQ Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780872892767
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 527
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060924920
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

California

California
Author: Jeff Cummins,David G. Lawrence
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781538129302
Available:
Release: 2019-08-19
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new edition includes key political developments over the last few years and continues to look at the diverse and hyperpluralistic nature of the state itself, particularly its people and the groups to which they belong.The authors continue to explain California politics through the dual lenses of diversity and hyperpluralism.

California Politics A Primer

California Politics  A Primer
Author: Renée Van Vechten
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781452203065
Available:
Release: 2011-11-22
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Saving the Gray Whale

Saving the Gray Whale
Author: Serge Dedina
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780816518463
Available:
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once hunted by whalers and now the darling of ecotourists, the gray whale has become part of the culture, history, politics, and geography of Mexico's most isolated region. After the harvesting of gray whales was banned by international law in 1946, their populations rebounded; but while they are no longer hunted for their oil, these creatures are now chased up and down the lagoons of southern Baja California by whalewatchers. This book uses the biology and politics associated with gray whales in Mexican waters to present an unusual case study in conservation and politics. It provides an inside look at how gray whale conservation decisions are made in Mexico City and examines how those policies and programs are carried out in the calving grounds of San Ignacio Lagoon and Magdalena Bay, where catering to ecotourists is now an integral part of the local economy. More than a study of conservation politics, Dedina's book puts a human face on wildlife conservation. The author lived for two years with residents of Baja communities to understand their attitudes about wildlife conservation and Mexican politics, and he accompanied many in daily activities to show the extent to which the local economy depends on whalewatching. "It is ironic," observes Dedina, "that residents of some of the most isolated fishing villages in North America are helping to redefine our relationship with wild animals. Americans and Europeans brought the gray whale population to the brink of extinction. The inhabitants of San Ignacio Lagoon and Magdalena Bay are helping us to celebrate the whales' survival." By showing us how these animals have helped shape the lifeways of the people with whom they share the lagoons, Saving the Gray Whale demonstrates that gray whales represent both a destructive past and a future with hope.

Deceit and Denial

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

Explanation of the Book:

Environmental Health I Health Care Policy I History Of Medicine --

Experiencing Politics

Experiencing Politics
Author: John E. McDonough
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0520925165
Available:
Release: 2000-11-22
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John E. McDonough affords a rare glimpse into the practice of state politics in this insider's account of the fascinating interface between political science and real-life politics. A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for thirteen years and a skilled storyteller, McDonough eloquently weaves together stories of politics and policy with engaging theoretical models in a way that illuminates both the theory and the practice. By providing a link between scholarship and the world of experience, he communicates much about the essence of representative democracy. In the process, he demonstrates how politics extend beyond the public sphere into many aspects of life involving diverse values and interests. McDonough describes the nature of conflict, the role of interests, agenda setting, the nature and pace of change, the use of language, and more. Accessible, insightful, and original, his stories touch on a broad range of issues—including health care politics, campaigns, and elections; a street gang called the X-men; the death penalty; campaign finance reform, and tenants versus landlords. To the author, politics is everywhere and political dynamics are universal. While the setting for this book is one legislature, the lessons and insights are intended for everyone.

The Dynamics of California Government and Politics

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

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