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The California Republic : Institutions, Statesmanship, and Policies - Brian P. Janiskee

The California Republic

Institutions, Statesmanship, and Policies

By: Brian P. Janiskee (Editor), Ken Masugi (Editor)

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Published: 16th August 2013
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The essays in The California Republic explore the evolution of Progressivism in California and also its contemporary policy consequences. Designed to work in tandem with other texts or as a stand-alone reader, the book examines themes ranging from founding principles to institutions, from local government to statesmanship, and from elections to policy analysis. By daring to use a variety of approaches, these essays lead to a greater understanding of the polity of the nation's largest state and a deeper appreciation of the nature of republican government.

Preface ; Introduction: republican government in California / Brian P. Janiskee and Ken Masugi -- Pt. I. California in a federal system. Popular sovereignty, the right of revolution, and California statehood / Herman Belz ; Nature and convention in the creation of the 1849 California constitution / Gordon Lloyd ; California and the Seventeenth Amendment / Ralph A. Rossum ; Californians and their constitution: Progressivism, direct democracy and the administrative state / Edward Erler -- Pt. II. Institutions. Broken promise: the rise and fall of the California legislature / Dan Walters ; No allegiance but to the state: California Governors Hiram Johnson and Gray Davis / Brian T. Kennedy ; The progressive court / Harold Johnson ; The elections of 2002: clear cut or ambiguous? / Richard H. Reeb, Jr. -- Pt. III. Local government. The problem of local government in California / Brian P. Janiskee ; Local government finance in California / Steven B. Frates ; The California tax revolt / Jon Coupal -- Pt. IV. Statesmanship. Armageddon in the West: California's Hiram Johnson / Scot J. Zentner ; Nixon, California, and American politics / John J. Pitney, Jr. ; Ronald Reagan and the transformation of modern California / Steven F. Hayward -- Pt. V. Policies and perspectives. Affirmative action and Proposition 209 / Ward Connerly ; Western justice: John Ford and Sam Peckinpah on the defense of the heroic / John Marini ; California farming in a classical context / Victor Davis Hanson ; The politics of California public education / Larry Peterman ; The least secure right: privately owned firearms in California / Daniel C. Palm ; California's political mass media / Richard H. Reeb, Jr. ; An EPIC legacy / Stephen Schwarz ; Water, water everywhere and nary a drop to drink / Ric Williams.

ISBN: 9780742572379
ISBN-10: 0742572374
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th August 2013
Publisher: University Press of America