The California Republic: Institutions, Statesmanship, and Policies

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Brian P. Janiskee, Ken Masugi
Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Political Science - 368 pages
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Contents

Popular Sovereignty the Right of Revolution and California Statehood
3
Nature and Convention in the Creation of the 1849 California Constitution
33
California and the Seventeenth Amendment
67
Progressivism Direct Democracy and the Administrative State
97
Institutions
125
The Rise and Fall of the California Legislature
127
California Governors Hiram Johnson and Gray Davis
135
The Progressive Court
145
Nixon California and American Politics
219
Ronald Reagan and the Transformation of Modern California
237
Affirmative Action and Proposition 209
257
John Ford and Sam Peckinpah on the Defense of the Heroic
265
California Farming in a Classical Context
279
The Politics of California Public Education
291
Privately Owned Firearms in California
297
Californias Political Mass Media
311

ClearCut or Ambiguous?
155
Local Government
161
The Problem of Local Government in California
163
Local Government Finance in California
179
The California Tax Revolt
187
Statesmanship
197
Californias Hiram Johnson
199
An EPIC Legacy
317
Water Water Everywhere and Nary a Drop to Drink
325
Bibliography
333
Index
349
About the Contributors
365
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Brian P. Janiskee is assistant professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino. Ken Masugi is the director of the Center for Local Government at the Claremont Institute.

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