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POLI SCI 171: California Politics: Getting Oriented

This guide provides resources for the PS171 initiative case study and term paper assignments.


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Books on Reserve

All books are on reserve at the Institute of Governmental Studies Library in Moses Hall. They can be checked out for 2 hours at a time during normal operating hours, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Boom and Bust: the Politics of the California Budget, Jeff Cummins, 2015. 

California Crackup, Joe Matthews and Mark Paul, 2010.
Also available online:

California Politics and Government: A Practical Approach, Larry Gerston and Terry Christensen, Twelfth Edition, Thomson Wadsworth, 2014.

Game Changers: twelve elections that transformed California, Steve Swatt with Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally ; foreword by Bruce E. Cain, IGS, JK8790 .S93 2015 

Governing California, 3nd edition, edited by Ethan Rarick, IGS, 2016. 

The Third House: Lobbyists, Money, and Power in Sacramento, Jay Michael and Dan Walters, IGS, 2002.

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