Primer of California Politics by Lawrence G. Brewster, Genie N. L. Stowers


Primer of California Politics by Lawrence G. Brewster, Genie N. L. Stowers

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.


1. California's Crossroads. 2. California at the New Millennium--The Public Policy Challenge. 3. Political Parties and Interest Group Politics. 4. The Electoral Process, Money, the Media, and the Internet. 5. Paying for What California Cares About--Budget Receipts and Expenditures. 6. The Executive Branch. 7. The Legislature. 8. The Judiciary. 9. California's Local Units of Government.

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176 pages


Lawrence G. Brewster, Genie N. L. Stowers
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31st August 2003



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