California Government and Politics Today (13th Edition)

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9780205791460: California Government and Politics Today (13th Edition)

Updated in a new 13th edition, this book offers  a unique insider’s view that engages and informs. Written by elected official Mona Field, this book blends political data with economic, cultural, and demographic trends, and provides clear and succinct coverage of California’s government.

Unlike other books in its field this book presents two contrasting viewpoints on important political issues facing the state, and poses questions to spark conversation and encourage critical thinking. it also provides insight into the unique political structures and processes of California by comparing them to the federal system, other states, and other nations.

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“Who better to present this material than one who has firsthand knowledge of the California government, and one who has skillfully crafter her writing to reach novice students about a topic that can be very remote?  Field is to be applauded for her practical, interactive, yet informative and relevant approach to the study of California government and politics.” — Philip T. Hanasaki, San Jose State University

 

 

Written by professor and elected official Mona Field, California Government and Politics Today offers a unique insider’s view that engages and informs students.  Blending political data with economic, cultural and demographic trends, this text provides clear and succinct coverage of California’s government while encouraging students to become politically involved.

 

 

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  • Debating the Issues boxes present two contrasting viewpoints on important political issues facing the state, and pose an “Ask Yourself” question to spark conversation and encourage critical thinking.
  • Compared to California boxes provide insight into the unique political structures and processes of California by comparing them to the federal system, other states, and other nations.
  • Enjoying Media: Movies to See and Websites to Explore includes a list of must-see documentaries and Hollywood films as well as websites that illuminate various aspects of California life and bring the subject to life.
  • Questions to Consider posed at the end of each chapterprompt students to apply the information from the text to their own experiences.

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