AUTHORS: Gerston/Christensen - ©2007
If you want a real life view of politics in California, CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT will do so in a brief format with contemporary examples that illustrate the complex principles at work in Californian Government. You will find that the major issues in the news, such as economics, education, and immigration are discussed as along with their impact on California politics. Coverage of interests groups, campaigns and state/federal relations is particularly notable. You will also learn about how policy is made, an important part of the function of government, but one sometimes overshadowed by the politics that lead up to it!