California The Politics of Diversity

Author: David G. Lawrence
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305629914
Format: PDF
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CALIFORNIA: THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY, 9th Edition, explores the uniqueness and excitement of California's political environment through two key themes: diversity and hyperpluralism. Experienced educators with backgrounds in state and local government, Lawrence and Cummins bring an informed, insightful perspective to the examination of the numerous pressures that make governing the state increasingly challenging. This edition adds student learning outcomes, which highlight the central ideas and points that students should take away from each chapter. The text is also written in an easily accessible way that provides examples particularly interesting to students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

California The Politics of Diversity

Author: David Lawrence
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495570974
Format: PDF
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CALIFORNIA: THE POLITICS OF DIVERSITY, 6E, is a comprehensive, thematically organized text that illuminates the uniqueness and excitement of California's political environment through two key themes: diversity and hyperpluralism. An experienced instructor with a background in local government, Lawrence brings an informed, insightful perspective to the examination of the numerous pressures that make governing the state increasingly challenging. To help students better understand California politics in a national context, the text also discusses aspects of American politics such as the democratic, elite, and pluralist theories and explores how those concepts can aid in understanding California politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

California

Author: David G. Lawrence
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Written from the perspective of someone who teaches the course and who has worked in local government, this text is a comprehensive, thematically-organized treatment of California politics. Lawrence brings the subject to life for students using the two themes - diversity and hyperpluralism - that make this state's political climate so interesting. In particular, the author examines the growing proliferation of pressures and groups that compete for attention and make governing the state increasingly challenging. And, to illustrate the connection between California politics and American politics, the author discusses aspects of American politics - such as the democratic, elite, and pluralist theories - and how these broader concepts add new clarity and depth to any understanding of California politics.

California The Politics of Diversity

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478421924
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to California, The Politics of Diversity. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

California Politics

Author: Edgar Kaskla
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 087289276X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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California is full of myths and legends, but its political system shouldn&BAD:’t be. In this refreshingly critical take, Edgar Kaskla brings an analysis of power&BAD:—how it is distributed, how it is used, and to what end&BAD:—to bear on California&BAD:’s political system and the many troubling issues it currently faces. Starting from the premise that California is in deep crisis politically, economically, culturally, and environmentally, Kaskla traces the state&BAD:’s economic and political development as a process controlled by and for the elite, be they land barons, the Hollywood glitterati, or Silicon Valley execs.Kaskla focuses on what he calls growth machine politics&BAD:—elites and their land use as promoters of development and redevelopment&BAD:—to show students how the gap between the rich and poor in California continues to widen. As minority communities increase in size, as the cost of campaigning in the state balloons, and as the state&BAD:’s debt crisis mounts, the socio-economic and cultural issues at play in California add up to a real threat to democratic governance. Kaskla clearly outlines how each of the state&BAD:’s institutions are organized, but also shows how they are affected&BAD:—indeed distorted&BAD:—by a host of serious economic and social inequalities. Not one to mince words, Kaskla is in places irreverent, but his text is thoroughly researched and well argued, never crossing the line into the polemical. Tables, figures, maps, and lists for further reading help reinforce the book&BAD:’s substantive points and critical approach, and a host of student and instructor ancillaries help with study, review, and preparation.

The Politics of Diversity

Author: John Horton
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439906422
Format: PDF
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In an era of thriving anti-immigrant sentiments, this story of Monterey Park, California demonstrates how long-time residents and new immigrants deal with commonality as well as diversity.

A Primer of California Politics

Author: Lawrence G. Brewster
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534618391
Format: PDF
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A concise introduction to California Politics placed in a historical, national, and global context. The text analyzes critical political issues, paying special attention to diversity, and examines how these issues impact California state and local government. Students learn the basic principles of political decision-making processes by comparing the institutions of the Federal government to those of California.

Mexican Americans and the Politics of Diversity

Author: Lisa Maga–a
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816522651
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book examines the various ways politics plays out in the Mexican-origin community, from grassroots action and voter turnout to elected representation, public policy creation, and the influence of lobbying organizations. Lisa Magana illustrates the essential roles that Mexican Americans play in the political process and describes significant political mobilization in recent years around such issues as environmental racism, immigration, and affirmative action. Mexican Americans and the Politics of Diversity depicts an important political force that will continue to grow in the coming decades. This book clearly shows students the uniqueness of the community's political participation and public policy needs in a changing America.

Diversity in Democracy

Author: Gary M. Segura
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813923383
Format: PDF
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As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The studies collected in Diversity and Democracy show that political scientists, too, must fully recognize the significance of minority-representation studies for our understanding of the electoral process in general. If anything has limited such inquiry in the past, it has been the tendency for researchers to address only a single group or problem, yielding little that can be applied to other contexts. Diversity in Democracy avoids this limitation by examining several aspects of representation, including both Latino and African American perspectives, and a wide range of topics, ranging from the dynamics of partisanship to various groups’ perceptions of the political system. The result is a work that pulls together decades of disparate work into a broad and cohesive overview of minority representation. The most significant conclusion to emerge from this multifaceted examination is the overwhelming importance of context. There is no single strategic key, but taken together, these studies begin to map the strategies, institutions, and contexts that enhance or limit minority representation. In navigating the complexities of minority politics, moreover, the book reveals much about American representative democracy that pertains to all of us. Contributors Susan A. Banducci, Texas Tech University * Matt A. Barreto, University of California, Irvine * Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside * Todd Donovan, Western Washington University * Luis Ricardo Fraga, Stanford University * F. Chris Garcia, University of New Mexico * Elisabeth R. Gerber, University of Michigan * Stacy B. Gordon, University of Nevada, Reno * Bernard Grofman, University of California, Irvine * Zoltan L. Hajnal, University of California, San Diego * Sarah Harsh, Fleishman Hillard * Rodney E. Hero, University of Notre Dame * Martin Johnson, University of California, Riverside * Jeffrey A. Karp, Texas Tech University * Hugh Louch, Cambridge Systematics * Stephen P. Nicholson, Georgia State University * Adrian D. Pantoja, Arizona State University * Gary M. Segura, University of Iowa * Katherine Tate, University of California, Irvine * Caroline J. Tolbert, Kent State University * Carole J. Uhlaner, University of California, Irvine * Nathan D. Woods, Welch Consulting

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Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104030685
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates