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California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix it (Hardback)

Joe Mathews, Mark Paul

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2010
ISBN 10: 0520268520 / ISBN 13: 9780520268524
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Titre : California Crackup: How Reform Broke the ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520268524

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Synopsis : 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.

Critique: "Both [California gubernatorial] candidates may want to read the book's diagnosis of the potentially terminal problems that one of them is certain to inherit." -- Troy Senik Wall Street Journal 20100806 "A timely book with a lot of important things to say." Newsweek 20100813 "Lucid analysis is spiked with wit and appealing turns of phrase that lift it above mere wonkery." San Francisco Magazine 20100801 "Two of the shrewdest California-ologists now practicing ... Mathews and Paul provide the best explanation we've yet had of the scope and sources of the state's governmental dysfunctionality." -- Harold Meyerson American Prospect 20100902 "An eminently readable treatise on our state's flailing government." -- Aaron Sankin SF Appeal 20100824 "A compelling book." -- Michael Lewis Vanity Fair Magazine 20111101 "A smart, good read." -- Jerry Roberts Santa Barbara Independent 20101104 "If you are interested in improving government-you should read the book ... it reflects the spirit of innovation that was once part of the California story. This is what the campaign for governor should have been about." -- Bill Boyarsky Truthdig 20101018 "A concise and lucid analysis." -- Byron Williams Oakland Tribune 20100825 "Objective and at times humorous (if that's possible) analysis of how California grew dysfunctional and what will make it functional again. This new release is getting solid reviews from critics and readers alike." -- Jim Wood Marin Magazine 20100901 "The authors do a great job of explaining what has been done to try to control the [budget] beast and how it became a depressing example of the law of unintended consequences." -- Royal Calkins Monterey County-Herald 20100817 "A terrific book... Nice work, guys. Calbuzz sez: check it out." Calbuzz 20100818 "An important new book." -- Harold Meyerson Los Angeles Times 20100926 "This is a great book; everyone who wants to fix California needs to read it." -- Garrett Gruener California Journal Of Politics And Policy 20110101

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