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California Politics
A Primer, 6e

Sixth Edition
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January 2021 | 240 pages | CQ Press
Help students to understand how California's political system works with this concise text, thoroughly revised for the Sixth Edition. Author Renée Van Vechten presses students to think about how history, political culture, rules, and institutions conspire to shape politics today, and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. From the structure of the state's government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer provides the concepts and details students need.
 

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1. Introduction
 
2. Critical Junctures
 
3. Direct Democracy
 
4. The State Legislature
 
5. The Executive Branch
 
6. The Court System
 
7. Other Governments
 
8. The California Budget Process
 
9. Political Parties, Elections, and Campaigns
 
10. Political Engagement
 
11. Concluding Thoughts

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