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Test Bank for California Politics A Primer 5th Edition Vechten

Downloadable Instructor Test Bank for California Politics A Primer 5th edition By Renee B. Van Vechten, ISBN: 9781506380353

Table Of Content

About the Author
Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction

Principles for Understanding California Politics

Chapter 2: Critical Junctures

Early California

The Rise of the Southern Pacific Railroad

Progressivism

The Power of Organized Interests

Growth and Industrialization in the Golden State

The Initiative Process Takes Hold

Hyperdiversity in a Modern State

Recalling a Governor

Pushing Ahead with More Reforms

The Return of Jerry Brown

Conclusion: Political Earthquakes and Evolving Institutions

Chapter 3: Direct Democracy

The Statewide Initiative Process

Preparation Stage: Drafting, Public Review, and Titling

Qualification Stage: Circulating Petitions, Gathering Signatures, and Signature Verification

Campaign Stage: Persuading Potential Voters

Postelection Stage: Court Challenges and Implementation

The Power of the Initiative Process

Referendum

Recall

Direct Democracy at the Local Level

Conclusion: The Perils and Promises of Hybrid Democracy

Chapter 4: The State Legislature

Design, Purpose, and Function of the Legislature

California Representatives at Work

Lawmaking and Policymaking

Annual Budgeting

Constituency Service and Outreach

Executive Branch Oversight

Leaders

Conclusion: Of the People, for the People

Chapter 5: The Executive Branch

California’s Plural Executive

California’s Governor

The Constitutional Executive Officers

Administrators and Regulators

Conclusion: Leading State Government

Chapter 6: The Court System

The Three-Tiered Court System

On and Off the Court

Court Administration

Criminal Justice and Its Costs

Conclusion: Access to Justice

Chapter 7: Other Governments

County Government

Municipal Governments

Special Districts

School Districts

Regional Governments

Federalism

Tribal Governments

Conclusion: The State’s Interlocking Systems

Chapter 8: The California Budget Process

California Budgeting 101

Mechanics of Budgeting: Revenue

Mechanics of Budgeting: Expenditures, Deficits, and Debt

Political Constraints on Budgeting

Tax Burden: Highest in the Nation?

Conclusion: Budgeting under Variable Conditions

Chapter 9: Political Parties, Elections, and Campaigns

Democratic Stronghold, but Weakly Partisan

Party in the California Electorate

Party in Government

Party Organizations

Party in Informal Networks

Elections: Continuity and Change

California Campaigns

Conclusion: A Complex Electorate

Chapter 10: Political Engagement

Citizens and Politics

Predictors of Political Participation and Disengagement

The Five Californias

News and Media Habits

Types of Political Participation

Major Voting Trends

Special Interest Groups: Indirectly Connecting Citizens to Government

Conclusion: An Evolving Political Community

Chapter 11: Concluding Thoughts
Notes
Index