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📒California Politics And Government A Practical Approach ✍ Larry N. Gerston
✏California Politics and Government A Practical Approach Book Summary : Clear, concise and straightforward, CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, 14th Edition, is the most up-to-date and readable text on this subject. Students gain an understanding of how government and politics work, as well as how they affect their world. The book provides insight into real-life politics as it illustrates the complex forces at work in state government, and current examples enable students to comprehend the ins and outs of California politics. Coverage includes the 2016 elections as well as updates on judicial appointments, the impact of revised term limits for legislators, the state of California's budget, crime and prisons, water and immigration policy, and more. The impact of politics on public policy is integrated throughout the text, helping students see the impact of government and legislation. This text is ideally suited as a companion for an American government class, as well as a foundation for a course on state government. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒California Politics ✍ Edgar Kaskla
✏California Politics Book Summary : 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 The Politics Of Diversity ✍ David G. Lawrence
✏California The Politics of Diversity Book Summary : CALIFORNIA: THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY, 9th Edition, explores the uniqueness and excitement of California's political environment through two key themes: diversity and hyperpluralism. Experienced educators with backgrounds in state and local government, Lawrence and Cummins bring an informed, insightful perspective to the examination of the numerous pressures that make governing the state increasingly challenging. This edition adds student learning outcomes, which highlight the central ideas and points that students should take away from each chapter. The text is also written in an easily accessible way that provides examples particularly interesting to students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒A Primer Of California Politics ✍ Lawrence G. Brewster
✏A Primer of California Politics Book Summary : A concise introduction to California Politics placed in a historical, national, and global context. The text analyzes critical political issues, paying special attention to diversity, and examines how these issues impact California state and local government. Students learn the basic principles of political decision-making processes by comparing the institutions of the Federal government to those of California.
📒California ✍ Jeff Cummins
✏California Book Summary : 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 And Government A Practical Approach ✍ Larry Gerston
✏California Politics and Government A Practical Approach Book Summary : 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.
📒California The Politics Of Diversity ✍ David Lawrence
✏California The Politics of Diversity Book Summary : 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. Using the two themes that make this state's political climate so interesting--diversity and hyperpluralism-Lawrence brings the subject to life for students. 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 politics-such as the democratic, elite, and pluralist theories-and how these broader concepts add new clarity and depth to any understanding of California politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒California Politics ✍ Robert Stanley Oden
✏California Politics Book Summary : This volume of selections presents a contemporary view of the political, cultural and social changes that have occurred in California in the late 20th century and early 21st century. This is a set of writings from distinguished scholars and observers of the California political scene whose analysis of the shifting racial majorities and emerging racial and cultural minorities in state has affected many facets of life. The issues of immigration, emergence and power of Latino politics, African American, Latino and Korean American conflicts in the political arena, and the evolution of gay and lesbian politics all bring a unique tapestry of culture and race and ethnicity that was once dominated by an Anglo culture. This anthology will be useful for students seeking careers in teaching in California as well as students seeking to work in the urban communities of the Los Angeles area and the rural areas of the state. This book also offers case studies for political science and sociology students who are interested in the dynamics of race and class concerning historic moments in contemporary California history. Dr. Robert Stanley Oden is a lifelong community and political activist from his hometown of San Diego and the Oakland/Berkeley communities in California, as well as a former Black Panther Party member. After working for 20 years in city government as a community development specialist and management analyst in Berkeley and San Diego, he earned a Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Cruz in sociology in 2000. Dr. Oden currently teaches at CSU Sacramento in the Government and Liberal Studies Department. He has published several essays, including in "Race, Poverty and Social Justice" (2007), "Hurricane Katrina, Response and Responsibilities" (2005), and "Introduction to Ethnic Studies" (2004).
📒California Politics ✍ Renee B. Van Vechten
✏California Politics Book Summary : 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 A Primer ✍ Renée Van Vechten
✏California Politics A Primer Book Summary : 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.