California: The Politics of Diversity

California: The Politics of Diversity

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CALIFORNIA: THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive text that explores the uniqueness and excitement of Californiaa€™s political environment through two key themes: diversity and hyperpluralism. An experienced educator with a background in local government, Lawrence brings an informed, insightful perspective to the examination of the numerous pressures that make governing the state increasingly challenging. To help readers better understand California politics in a national context, the text also discusses aspects of American politics such as the democratic, elite, and pluralist theories and shows how those concepts can aid in understanding California politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Although some policymakers may bemoan earmarking, it does encourage otherwise tax-averse voters to fund ... Third, some initiatives effectively restructure the budget process by skewing spending priorities or otherwise restricting fiscal actions. In effect, voters set parameters within which policymakers must work. ... The result of all these constraints has been what one editorialist called a a€œfiscal pretzel.

Title:California: The Politics of Diversity
Author:David Lawrence, Jeff Cummins
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01


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