California's Political Earthquake
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Recall! by Larry N. Gerston
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765614575
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Larry N. Gerston
Public Policy Making, Hardback (July 2010)
Identifies the issues, resources, actors, and institutions involved in public policy making and traces the dynamics of the policymaking process, including the triggering of issue awareness, the emergence of an issue on the public agenda, the formation of a policy committment, and the implementation process that translates policy into practice.
Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society, Paperback (November 2008)
While people profess a disdain for politics, in a democracy politics is the primary vehicle for citizens to influence the decisions and decision makers that shape public policy at every level. This work provides an overview of public policymaking in its various aspects.
American Federalism, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Larry N. Gerston
Examines the historical and philosophical underpinnings of federalism; the various "change events" that have been involved in defining America's unique set of federal principles over time; and the vertical, horizontal, and international dimensions of federalism in the United States.
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