Democracy In California Politics And Government In The Golden State

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Democracy in California

Democracy in California Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian P. Janiskee,Ken Masugi,Christina G. Villegas
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Democracy in California by Brian P. Janiskee,Ken Masugi,Christina G. Villegas Summary

A supplemental text for American government courses in California that also include a CA politics component. Exploring the nature of public opinion, parties, and campaigns, the authors discuss the effects that the state’s diverse population has on all levels of politics and government.

Local Government in Early America

Local Government in Early America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian P. Janiskee
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Local Government in Early America by Brian P. Janiskee Summary

In Local Government in Early America, Brian P. Janiskee examines the origins of the 'town hall meeting' and other iconic political institutions, whose origins lie in our colonial heritage. This work offers an overview of the structure of local politics in the colonial era, a detailed examination of the thoughts of key founders_such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson_on local politics, and some thoughts on the continued role of local institutions as vital elements of the American political system.

The Promise of American Life

The Promise of American Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbert David Croly
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"The Promise of American Life" by Herbert David Croly. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The 2006 CIA World Factbook

The 2006 CIA World Factbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
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The 2006 CIA World Factbook by United States. Central Intelligence Agency Summary

"The 2006 CIA World Factbook" by United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Short History of England

A Short History of England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"A Short History of England" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Race and Redistricting in the 1990s

Race and Redistricting in the 1990s Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Grofman
Editor: Algora Publishing
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Race and Redistricting in the 1990s by Bernard Grofman Summary

A portrait of how the 1990s round of redistricting treated the racial and linguistic minorities that had been given special protections by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, primarily African-Americans, but also Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and those of Spanish heritage. Throughout the volume, the primary focus is on the practical politics of redistricting and its consequences for racial representation. Almost all the authors have been directly involved in the 1990s redistricting process either as a legislator, a member of the Voting Rights Section of the Justice Department, a member of a districting commission, or, most commonly, as an expert witness or lawyer in voting rights cases. All bring to bear special insights as well as insider knowledge of Congressional and state redistricting.

Embattled Dreams

Embattled Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Starr
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199728712
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The sixth volume in one of the great ongoing works of American cultural history--Kevin Starr's monumental Americans and the California Dream--Embattled Dreams is a peerless work of cultural history following California in the years surrounding World War II. During the 1940s California ascended to a new, more powerful role in the nation. Starr describes the vast expansion of the war industry and California's role as the "arsenal of democracy" (especially the significant part women played in the aviation industry). He examines the politics of the state: Earl Warren as the dominant political figure, the anti-Communist movement and "red baiting," and the early career of Richard Nixon. He also looks at culture, ranging from Hollywood to the counterculture, to film noir and detective stories. And he illuminates the harassment of Japanese immigrants and the shameful treatment of other minorities, especially Hispanics and blacks. In Embattled Dreams, Starr again provides a spellbinding account of the Golden State, narrating California's transformation from a regional power to a dominant economic, social, and cultural force. "With a novelist's eye for the telling detail, and a historian's grasp of the sweep of grand events.... [Starr's] got it all down.... I read the book with absorbed admiration."--Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War "The scope of Starr's scholarship is breathtaking."--Atlantic Monthly "A magnificent accomplishment."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Brilliant and epic social and cultural history."--Business Week "Ebullient, nuanced, interdisciplinary history of the grandest kind."--San Francisco Chronicle

Democracy and Schooling in California

Democracy and Schooling in California Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Weiler
Editor: Springer
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Democracy and Schooling in California by K. Weiler Summary

This book examines the struggle over public education in mid-twentieth century America through the lens of a joint biography of these two extraordinary women, Heffernan, the California Commissioner of Rural and Elementary Education between 1926 and 1965, and Seeds, the Director of the University Elementary school at UCLA between 1925 and 1957.

Recall!: California's Political Earthquake

Recall!: California's Political Earthquake Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry N. Gerston,Terry Christensen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000161366
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Recall!: California's Political Earthquake by Larry N. Gerston,Terry Christensen Summary

In politics, as in so many other areas, California is unique. The state's economy - the largest in the nation, and sixth largest in the world - is given to dramatic swings. Its legislative system is often defined by gridlock on matters large and small. The use of the initiative, one of the tools of "direct democracy", has become commonplace. Over the years, California has had more than its share of political turmoil. But for pure melodrama, nothing matches the 2003 campaign to recall the state's sitting governor, Gray Davis. Recall! relates the latest and most dramatic chapter in the political history of the Golden State. The authors are recognized experts on California politics and regular local television political analysts. They provide fascinating coverage of the events leading up to Davis's replacement by bodybuilder-turned actor-turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger; describe the large and colorful cast of characters involved in the special election; and demonstrate how California's one-of-a-kind mix of political, economic, and social circumstances made it all possible.

Elites, Institutions and the Quality of Government

Elites, Institutions and the Quality of Government Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Dahlström,Lena Wängnerud
Editor: Springer
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Elites, Institutions and the Quality of Government by Carl Dahlström,Lena Wängnerud Summary

To a large extent, elite politicians, bureaucrats, and businessmen hold the fortunes of their societies in their hands. This edited volume describes how formal and informal institutions affect elite behaviour, which in turn affects corruption and the quality of government.

Change and Continuity in the 2016 and 2018 Elections

Change and Continuity in the 2016 and 2018 Elections Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John H. Aldrich,Jamie L. Carson,Brad T. Gomez,David W. Rohde
Editor: CQ Press
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Change and Continuity in the 2016 and 2018 Elections by John H. Aldrich,Jamie L. Carson,Brad T. Gomez,David W. Rohde Summary

Since its first edition in 1980, Change and Continuity has been known for offering the best analysis and explanation of voting behavior in the most recent election and setting those results in the context of larger trends and patterns in elections studies. This top-notch author team meticulously and accessibly explains the National Election Studies data and analyzes its importance and impact. Known for its current scholarship and excellent use and display of data, the text covers the most recent presidential and Congressional elections, voter turnout, and the social forces, party loyalties, and prominent issues that affect voting behavior. The 2016 and 2018 Edition will include new material on the congressional elections 2018 and an updated conclusion reflecting on what those results mean for the future of American politics.

A Government by the People

A Government by the People Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Goebel
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
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Between 1898 and 1918, many American states introduced the initiative, referendum, and recall--known collectively as direct democracy. Most interpreters have seen the motives for these reform measures as purely political, but Thomas Goebel demonstrates that the call for direct democracy was deeply rooted in antimonopoly sentiment. Frustrated with the governmental corruption and favoritism that facilitated the rise of monopolies, advocates of direct democracy aimed to check the influence of legislative bodies and directly empower the people to pass laws and abolish trusts. But direct democracy failed to achieve its promises: corporations and trusts continued to flourish, voter turnout rates did not increase, and interest groups grew stronger. By the 1930s, it was clear that direct democracy favored large organizations with the financial and organizational resources to fund increasingly expensive campaigns. Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of direct democracy, particularly in California, where ballot questions and propositions have addressed such volatile issues as gay rights and affirmative action. In this context, Goebel's analysis of direct democracy's history, evolution, and ultimate unsuitability as a grassroots tool is particularly timely.

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Loughlin,Frank Hendriks,Anders Lidström
Editor: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe by John Loughlin,Frank Hendriks,Anders Lidström Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe analyses the state of play of democracy at the subnational level in the 27 member states of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland. It places subnational democracy in the context of the distinctive Anglo, the French, the German and Scandinavian state traditions in Europe asking to what extent these are still relevant today. The Handbook adapts Lijphart's theory of democracy and applies it to the subnational levels in all the country chapters. A key theoretical issue is whether subnational (regional and local) democracy is derived from national democracy or whether it is legitimate in its own right. Besides these theoretical concerns it focuses on the practice of democracy: the roles of political parties and interest groups and also how subnational political institutions relate to the ordinary citizen. This can take the form of local referendums or other mechanisms of participation. The Handbook reveals a wide variety of practices across Europe in this regard. Local financial systems also reveal a great variety. Finally, each chapter examines the challenges facing subnational democracy but also the opportunities available to them to enhance their democratic systems. Among the challenges identified are: Europeanization, globalization, but also citizens disaffection and switch-off from politics. Some countries have confronted these challenges more successfully than others but all countries face them. An important aspect of the Handbook is the inclusion of all the countries of East and Central Europe plus Cyprus and Malta, who joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. This is the first time they have been examined alongside the countries of Western Europe from the angle of subnational democracy.

Corentin et le Royaume des Ombres

Corentin et le Royaume des Ombres Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sabine Chantraine-Cachart
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Corentin et le Royaume des Ombres by Sabine Chantraine-Cachart Summary

TOME 1 Corentin Canivet est un jeune garçon aimé de tous et sans histoire. Pourtant, sa vie va basculer le jour où il est violemment percuté par une voiture. Dans le coma pendant plusieurs mois, il en ressort physiquement indemne, à un « détail » près... Il est devenu aveugle ! D'étranges phénomènes vont ensuite se produire dans les semaines qui suivent sa sortie de l’hôpital. Par un soir de pleine lune, Corentin est réveillé par une mystérieuse voix... Il s’agit de celle de son oncle, pourtant décédé il y a plusieurs années. Ce dernier lui révèle un important secret concernant la malédiction qui plane sur son village, lequel est désormais en danger et a besoin de lui. D’abord sceptique, Corentin se rend vite compte qu'il ne rêve pas quand il se voit invité par son oncle dans le Royaume des Ombres... Dans cet univers parallèle, il y retrouve temporairement la vue et ses ancêtres, qui lui enseignent des méthodes surnaturelles pour pouvoir accomplir sa mission. Accompagné de Joséphine, sa fidèle amie, et aidé par ses nouveaux pouvoirs, Corentin va alors mener l'enquête sur un trafic entre la France et le Mexique qui semble étroitement lié au destin de son village...

California Crackup

California Crackup Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joe Mathews,Mark Paul
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947088
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California Crackup by Joe Mathews,Mark Paul Summary

Is California beyond repair? A sizable number of Golden State citizens have concluded that it is. Incessant budget crises plus a government paralyzed by partisan gridlock have led to demands for reform, even a constitutional convention. But what, exactly, is wrong and how can we fix it? In California Crackup, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul provide clear and informed answers. Their fast-paced and often humorous narrative deftly exposes the constitutional origins of our current political and economic problems and furnishes a uniquely California fix: innovative solutions that allow Californians to debate their choices, settle on the best ones, hold elected officials accountable for results, and choose anew if something doesn’t work.

Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy

Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet Hunter,Cornelia Storz
Editor: Routledge
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Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy by Janet Hunter,Cornelia Storz Summary

Institutional and technological change is a highly topical subject. At the theoretical level, there is much debate in the field of institutional economics about the role of technological change in endogenous growth theory. At a practical policy level, arguments rage about how Japan and the Japanese economy should plan for the future. In this book, leading economists and economic historians of Japan examine a range of key issues concerning institutional and technological change in Japan, rigorously using discipline-based tools of analysis, and drawing important conclusions as to how the process of change in these areas actually works. In applying these ideas to Japan, the writers in this volume are focusing on an issue which is currently being much debated in the country itself, and are helping our understanding of the world’s second-largest economy.

Pacific Eldorado

Pacific Eldorado Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas J. Osborne
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118292162
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Pacific Eldorado by Thomas J. Osborne Summary

Osborne's work is the first history text to explore the sweep of California's past in relationship to its connections within the maritime world of the Pacific Basin. Presents a provocative and original interpretation of the entire span of California history Reveals how the area's Pacific Basin connections have shaped the Golden State's past Refutes the widely held notion among historians that California was isolated before the onset of the American period in the mid-1800s Represents the first text to draw on anthropologist Jon Erlandson's findings that California's first human inhabitants were likely prehistoric Asian seafarers who navigated the Pacific Rim coastline Includes instructor resources in an online companion site: www.wiley.com/go/osborne

Education and Employment in the European Union

Education and Employment in the European Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dimitris N. Chorafas
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317145925
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Education and Employment in the European Union by Dimitris N. Chorafas Summary

Education, employment policy, and pensions are inextricably linked and critical to any sort of business or economic revival, let alone success, and all three are addressed in Education and Employment in the European Union. In the first part of this meticulously researched and highly informative book, Dimitris Chorafas argues that European educational standards, from primary schools through to universities, leave much to be desired. The author then turns to employment. Already affected by problems with education, employment is fettered by structural issues, ranging from inflexible labour laws to heavy social costs. Here, the author suggests what might be done to get employment moving again in difficult economic times. Employment and pensions work in synergy. In the final part, Chorafas examines the implications of and future for pension provision, taking a polyvalent approach which embraces state pensions, company pensions and the workings of pension funds - as well as healthcare issues and the longevity risk. The evidenced analysis of the three interlinked policy areas in this book identifies the issues and the relationships between them. The findings and suggestions will be important to business practitioners, business educators, government authorities, policy makers, consultancies and others either within or wishing to learn lessons from the European Union.

American Government and Politics

American Government and Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Singh
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American Government and Politics by Robert Singh Summary

American Government and Politics is a completely new introductory textbook designed and written for all students of politics coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a lively and accessible introduction and guide to all the main features and characteristics of one of the most distinctive and complex contemporary political systems in the world. From the impeachment of Bill Clinton, to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September 11, students will gain a balanced and critical understanding of all the key issues and debates in contemporary American government and politics today. A number of key underlying themes include: - the nature of American values and identity - the influence of the constitution on political development - the ways in which key governing institutions function to produce domestic and foreign policy. Key features include: - comprehensive glossary of key terms - discussion and summary boxes - web links and guides to further reading Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck College, London. American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction is the foundation companion text to Contemporary American Politics: Issues and Controversies also published by SAGE. `Rob Singh has written a finely organized and informative textbook that combines to an unusually high degree analytical clarity, accessibility of style and form, and an enlightened scepticism about received wisdom. This is an admirable book' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's College, Oxford `Full of topical information and written with sparkling clarity, this book is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating student' - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of American History, University of Edinburgh `In American Government and Politics Robert Singh provides an excellent introduction to the subject. His approach is wide ranging, his examples well selected and his style is accessible. It will make an ideal book for introductory and more advanced university courses on US government. I strongly recommend the book to teachers and students' - Desmond King, Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford `This is a well written and lively book that is an important addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. One of its many virtues is its recognition that the textbook today is useful to a student only if it links to the world of web-based resources. Highly recommended' - Alan Ware, Worcester College, Oxford

Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions

Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Akanmu G. Adebayo
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739172646
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Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions by Akanmu G. Adebayo Summary

This book explores the nascent and complex terrain of democratization and peaceful political transitions in Africa. It analyzes major election-related conflicts across the continent, explains their root causes and major consequences, and offers measures that may be undertaken to prevent, manage, and resolve election-induced conflicts. It charts a path for the future political and democratic stability in Africa.