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California Crackup : How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It / Joe Mathews, Mark Paul.

Author/Creator:
Mathews, Joe author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2010]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Constitutional history -- California.
Direct democracy -- California.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Is California beyond repair? A sizable number of Golden State citizens have concluded that it is. Incessant budget crises plus a government paralyzed by partisan gridlock have led to demands for reform, even a constitutional convention. But what, exactly, is wrong and how can we fix it? In California Crackup, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul provide clear and informed answers. Their fast-paced and often humorous narrative deftly exposes the constitutional origins of our current political and economic problems and furnishes a uniquely California fix: innovative solutions that allow Californians to debate their choices, settle on the best ones, hold elected officials accountable for results, and choose anew if something doesn't work.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
FIGURES
PROLOGUE. OUT OF LUCK
PART I. BUILDING AND BREAKING CALIFORNIA
PART II. THE CALIFORNIA FIX
EPILOGUE. GOOD RULES TO MATCH ITS MOUNTAINS
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Paul, Mark, author., Author,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520947085
OCLC:
655854532
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520947085 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.