Description - A California State of Mind by Mark Baldassare
An informative view of the state of California during its years of prosperity in the late-20th century, and more recent insecurity. Based on findings of the most comprehensive public opinion survey in the state, this book examines the beliefs, concerns, and public policy preferences of Californians during the 1990s, focusing in particular on Californians' deep and ongoing distrust of government and the way this distrust has shaped the recent political climate. The book combines an analysis of long-term trends - such as population growth and changing demography - with discussions of how the recent electricity crisis in 2001/2002 and the September 11 terrorist attacks have affected residents' distrust of government, which should make it a key source for Californians as they consider the future.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - Mark Baldassare
Mark Baldassare is Program Director in Governance, Survey Director, Senior Fellow, and Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Public Policy at the Public Policy Institute of California. He is the author of eight previous books including California in the New Millennium (California, 2000), When Government Fails: The Orange Country Bankruptcy (California, 1998), and The Los Angeles Riots: Lessons for the Urban Future (1994).